Vattenfall and Honda will introduce convenient home EV charging solutions and flexible energy contracts specifically tailored for EV owners in Europe.
Vattenfall and Honda have announced the signing of a Letter of Intent to introduce convenient home charging solutions and flexible energy contracts specifically tailored for electric vehicle (EV) owners in Europe. This service will initially be rolled out in the UK and Germany in 2020.
Vattenfall’s goal is to enable a fossil-free life within one generation. Electrification of transport combined with a renewable energy contract will play an important part in this transformation and Vattenfall is aiming to become a leading electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure operator in collaboration with its new partners.
“Honda clearly perceives that the future is electrified, just like we do. We want to make it easier for EV drivers across northwestern Europe. This important partnership shows that you can easily contribute to a fossil-free world, powered by renewable electricity, and at the same time lower your charging costs,” said Tomas Björnsson, head of Vattenfall E-mobility.
The Swedish energy company will also oversee the installation of the Honda Power Charger – a smart, domestic charge point – through preferred contractors in the UK and Germany. Customers will be offered a competitive renewable electricity contract with Vattenfall.
The partnership marks a key milestone for Honda in the development of its energy management business, representing an important pillar of it’s Electric Vision’ strategy in Europe.
Jorgen Pluym, Energy Management project leader, Honda Motor Europe, said that this collaboration is a key pillar in the delivery of the firms’ energy management business for Europe. “Partnering with Vattenfall will allow us to provide EV users with cost-effective charging for their vehicles while maximising the use of renewable energy. Honda is a true leader in this space and we are excited about the potential for this new business area.”
When the electric car owner doesn’t charge at home, it is possible to charge through Vattenfall’s public charging network InCharge, which connects the EV driver with a wide network of public charging points in Northwest Europe.