NewMotion is now Renault’s official charging partner for the all-electric Z.E. vehicle range. NewMotion is supplying hardware for the new Renault charging points, which will be available in 19 European countries. The stations are on display at the EVS32 in Lyon.
The charging partnership includes the Renault Zoe, Kangoo Z.E., Master Z.E. and Twizy models. NewMotion delivers the hardware for the new line of home charge points called the Renault Edition.
The partners are positive regarding the ease of use and accessibility for private customers, which should further lower entry barriers for electric mobility. Eric Feunteun, Electric Vehicle Program Director at Renault, described the solution as a “true one-stop-shop solution,” meaning clients get both the car and charging solution from Renault.
NewMotion will deliver two different types of charge points – The Home Basic and The Home Advanced solution as part of the Renault Edition. They provide charging of up to 11kW and automatically optimise the power distribution between the home and the charge point. Furthermore, the advanced version allows users access control and is Wi-Fi connected to support EV charging management.
NewMotion’s CEO Sytse Zuidama hopes to expand the business to the mainstream: “We see Groupe Renault as a true pioneer in the e-mobility industry by making EVs more mainstream.”
NewMotion charge points have thus become part of the accessory assortment of Renault. Renault customers can purchase both their EV and their charge point directly, given the offer is available in their country. While Renault speaks of 19 countries, NewMotion calls 20 so expect an expansion over time to be imminent.
Additional reporting by Nora Manthey.