Europe’s electric vehicle leader, Groupe Renault has today announced the signing of three new agreements with key stakeholders in the European energy markets - EDF, Total and ENEL - to develop a smart electric ecosystem.
The Group’s latest ventures are in line with its plan to advance the energy transition and promote the large-scale take-up of electric cars. The agreement with the EDF group focuses on three major electric mobility and energy priorities:
The development of Renault and EDF cross-marketing solutions revolving around EDF’s Mon Soleil & Moi self-consumption service and the smart charging of Renault electric vehicles.
Expansion of the concept of smart islands to non-interconnected French territories alongside EDF SEI, the EDF department in charge of public power services in French overseas departments/territories and Corsica.
Groupe Renault intends to introduce solutions similar to those being rolled out in Porto Santo Island (in the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira) and Belle-Île-en-Mer in Brittany, France.
The pooling of expertise to continue providing competitive, low-carbon power services for users of Renault electric vehicles.
The Groupe Renault agreement with Total and Jedlix, the Group's long-standing smart charging partner, enables a ZE Smart Charge offer to be launched in the first half of 2019 in France. The Z.E. Smart Charge smartphone app optimises the management of electric-vehicle charging to maximise use of renewable energies and benefit from low electricity prices, thus making electric mobility more affordable. The offer is associated to a 100 percent green electricity supply provided by Total Spring.
In addition, Z.E. Smart Charge financially rewards vehicle users for the flexibility he offers for smart charging. The charging flexibility provided by Renault ZOEs through Jedlix platform, will be monetised through the TotalFlex services.
Groupe Renault and Total also work together in the field of battery-charging infrastructure and energy supply to bring down the cost of electric-vehicle charging.
Groupe Renault and Enel X, a subsidiary of ENEL, will team up to leverage synergies and develop charging solutions tailored to their individual customer bases with a view to promoting electric mobility.
This partnership will initially cover the smart charging of electric vehicles through Enel X’s JuiceNet platform in the form of a pilot study in Italy prior to release nationwide and in other countries.
It will also focus on the expansion of charging infrastructure, supporting the installation of new infrastructure under EU projects like EVA+, a network of fast charging stations across Austria and Italy, and facilitating access to existing charging points thanks to digital apps such as ZE Pass Renault.