eMobility: E.ON and Nissan enter into strategic partnership
- Cooperation on charging and vehicle-to-grid services as well as renewable distributed energy projects
- Expansion plans for European markets
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 and Nissan pool their international expertise in the field of electric mobility and distributed energy generation and storage. At the Geneva Motor Show Nissan and 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 decentralised energy generation and storage solutions.
This partnership is delivering on Nissan´s commitment to develop a comprehensive electric ecosystem for both consumers and businesses as well as E.ON´s vision to setting the electric vehicle as part of the eMobility ecosystem.
The partners have already started this cooperation 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. On this basis, we are now intending to expand the program to other European countries in the near future to further support the sustainable electrification of mobility and home.
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 extensive 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.
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. Our goal is for Nissan to be recognised as the go-to automotive partner for energy services, with the ultimate ambition to provide free electricity for our EV customers.”
Karsten Wildberger, Chief Operating Officer of E.ON, commented: “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. Our partnership with Nissan is an important step towards this goal.”
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