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Acciona and the Renault-Nissan Alliance Partner on EVs in Spain

30 March 2010

Acciona and the Renault-Nissan Alliance signed an agreement to promote the adoption of electric vehicles in Spain.

According to the terms of the agreement, Acciona will bring its capacity to develop an intelligent charging network, provide associated services and supply electricity produced from renewable sources. This implementation will be done in coordination with the forecasts of the Renault-Nissan Alliance for the commercialization of electric vehicles.

The Renault-Nissan Alliance will ensure that the network is compatible with electric vehicles and their navigation systems so that available charging points can be identified. The charging system will be included in the commercial offering together with the vehicles.

In this manner, and as a result of the agreement, the parties will join forces to form an Electric Mobility Operator.

A charging network comprises three elements: charging points, which must incorporate all the safety and intelligence systems required by international standards; a communications and information system; and an ensemble of value-added services, including quick, safe and efficient energy supply.

Acciona, in collaboration with their technology colleagues Indra and Ingeteam, have created a system called SIRVE (Intelligent System for Electric Vehicle Charging), which includes the installation of charging points in various types of locations, both private (homes, company headquarters, parking lots) and public. This network, managed by an Internet-based open platform, will allow for quick increases in the offering, in volume as well as in content and services.

Acciona, one of the major global producers of renewable energy, will supply its users with emission-free electricity thereby favoring a greater integration of renewable energy into the system, especially in time frames with lesser demand. It will provide the basic charging services, among others, such as charging point localization information in the vehicle’s navigation system and sending information to mobile phones about the battery’s charging state or incidents, for example.

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