Japan’s Nissan and Germany’s E.ON have agreed on a strategic partnership to explore opportunities on pilot activities and commercial offers related to electric vehicles charging, vehicle-to-grid services and grid integration, as well as decentralized energy generation and storage solutions. The agreement was signed at the Geneva Motor Show.
Paul Willcox, chairman of Nissan Europe, commented, “We’re on a mission to break down every barrier to EV ownership. This exciting partnership with E.ON is another step on that journey.”
The partners already work together in Denmark where a customer receives a complete package consisting of a charging station for their home and benefits from an energy flat rate to charge their Nissan EV. The companies intend to expand the program to other European countries in the near future.
In addition, the partnership will leverage Nissan´s vehicle-to-grid infrastructure and advanced bi-directional charging technology to allow customers to optimize their energy use and costs. E.ON´s experience in solar and storage solutions for home owners will allow the partners to offer renewable energy solutions to Nissan customers and optimize their electricity costs.
Karsten Wildberger, Chief Operating Officer of E.ON, concluded, “The partnership between Nissan and E.ON is driven by our desire to set the electric car free. We are committed to provide customers with innovative, integrated and sustainable energy products and services.”
Photo: Frank Meyer, Head of Innovation & B2C-Solutions at E.ON (left), and Paul Willcox, Chairman of Nissan Europe, signed the partnership agreement at the Geneva Motor Show. (E.ON)