Fiat Chrysler Italy and ENGIE EPS, an Italian energy storage and e-mobility specialist, plan to create a joint venture that will offer a suite of products and solutions for EV owners.
The companies’ announcement to the press, while voluminous, includes few details about the proposed products and services. The new JV plans to “focus on innovative and disruptive solutions for the European e-mobility market.”
One proposed service seems to be a fixed-rate charging plan that includes a roaming component. This will “enable customers to charge at home and at any public charging point across Europe with a simple subscription at a fixed monthly rate.”
The two companies have been cooperating for three years, and have already implemented several projects, including the introduction of the FCA easyWallbox, home charger and a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) pilot. “The envisioned joint venture would allow an even higher commitment from both parties to expand the scope of the existing cooperation and further develop innovative products and services to enable and support a smooth shift to electric mobility in Europe,” said FCA CEO Mike Manley.
“Italy left a profound mark on history with its excellence in the automotive industry and in the development of innovative technologies in the energy sector,” said ENGIE EPS CEO Carlalberto Guglielminotti. “This joint venture is the opportunity to consolidate this heritage whilst shaping the road ahead for a greener mobility.”
Source: Fiat Chrysler