Nissan and EDF Group have signed a cooperation agreement to accelerate the delivery of electric mobility in the UK, France, Belgium and Italy.
The agreement will focus on the development smart charging solutions for electric vehicles. Smart charging enables the control of when vehicles charge and how much they charge, as well as allowing surplus energy to be sold back to the grid.
As part of the cooperation agreement, Nissan is responsible for the sale of V2G compatible electric vehicles, and EDF Group is in charge of V2G charging solutions and related services.
This agreement follows a previous partnership in the UK between EDF Energy and Nissan. Signed last year, the two organisations agreed to collaborate around the development of shared offerings in the areas of electric mobility, smart charging, second-life battery use, energy storage and renewable energy sources.
Yannick Duport, EDF Group electric mobility director, said, ‘The cooperation agreement is fully in line with the Electric Mobility Plan launched last October. We are convinced that the development of electric mobility will be supported by partnerships. I am very pleased to count among them the cooperation agreement that Nissan and EDF have just signed to develop smart charging solutions. So, EDF is building an ecosystem of innovative players by forming strategic partnerships for the large-scale roll-out of the best technologies to support our customers.’
Francisco Carranza, managing director for Nissan Energy in Europe, added, ‘This new partnership with EDF across four major European markets is another sign that our vision of an electric ecosystem is becoming a reality. Businesses are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits and opportunities offered by the Nissan LEAF and e-NV200, and adding a V2G solution is a logical next step for managing their energy supply and opening new revenue opportunities.’