Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has concluded two charging infrastructure cooperations for future electric cars and plug-in hybrids of the Group. Enel X will provide for the installation of charging stations in Italy, while Engie will roll-out infrastructure in 14 other European countries for FCA.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is moving (albeit late) on e-mobility. The latest cooperations see the group team up with both Enel and Engie. The agreement with Enel asks for the installation of approximately 700 charging stations over the next two years at FCA’s plants, offices, research and development centres and employee parking facilities in Italy. There will also be cooperation agreements in Spain and Portugal to offer end customers wall boxes and other charging services.
Moreover, FCA has signed a cooperation agreement with Engie for 14 other European countries, namely in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Netherland, Poland, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland and UK. The utility will provide solutions directly and through its subsidiaries Engie Eps (Electro Power Systems) and the charging infrastructure manufacturer EVBox to around 2,800 dealers and FCA customers. This includes the Wallbox itself and individual advice, according to the announcement. Besides, a charging service will provide “low-cost and convenient access” to public charging stations. FCA has not yet provided any information on the scope and prices of the latter offers.
The initiative also includes research and testing of new technologies to reduce the total cost of ownership of electrified vehicles, says FCA.