EDF and the Renault-Nissan Alliance Extend EV Partnership with Focus on Batteries, Pilot Projects and Mobility Offers
Two years after signing a collaboration contract with a view to preparing the electric mobility of the future, EDF and the Renault-Nissan Alliance are confirming and extending their activities with new agreements covering three areas for developing a mass market for electric vehicles:
- Cooperation on batteries: tests, management of the first and second lives of batteries;
- Conducting pilot projects to test electric vehicles and innovative charging infrastructure; and
- Creation of mobility offers for electric vehicle customers.
Starting in 2011, EDF and the Renault-Nissan Alliance will put their know-how and resources together in order to give customers easy access to simple, practical and economical recharging equipment.
A person buying an electric Renault or Nissan vehicle will be put in contact, via the vehicle dealership, with one of EDF’s partner electricians present across the country and selected for the quality of their services. The service will include monitoring the customer’s electric equipment and, where necessary, ensuring it complies with prevailing standards and fitting an electric socket adapted to the recommendations of Renault and Nissan.
For businesses and public authorities looking to use electric vehicles, their Renault or Nissan sales advisor will put them in direct contact with an EDF group contact, who will advise them directly on the charging infrastructures they need as well as on their electricity supply contract for EDF customers.