Stellantis and TheF Charging, a European charging point operator, have announced an agreement to create a new public charging network for EV drivers in Europe, with exclusive benefits for Stellantis customers.
Through the partnership, Stellantis and TheF aim to promote electric and electrified mobility, enhance charger availability in Europe and optimize the overall user experience. The two companies have already identified more than 1,000 owners or operators of locations across the continent for electric mobility facilities.
These facilities will be built to fulfil customers’ main charging requirements, located in a variety of public spaces. These include city centers, public institutions (e.g. hospitals and schools), transport hubs (airports, railway stations, ports), leisure amenities (sports and wellness centers, hotels, restaurants), and retail outlets – culminating in a total of over 15,000 locations in Europe with two million parking spaces.
These locations will form part of the charging network, which will be jointly developed and promoted by Stellantis and TheF Charging until at least 2025. The network kick-off is expected in 2021 with the installation of the first quick charging stations in Italy, then the network will expand to the whole of Europe. Under the co-operation agreement, Stellantis and TheF Charging will also be pursuing the goal of creating a charging network that offers carbon-free energy, with the ambition to extend this approach to the entire value chain.
For the Stellantis group, the partnership will form a key part of its previously announced EV strategy to provide a range of charging solutions for individual, corporate and fleet clients. Specifically, its agreement with TheF Charging is designed to complement its Atlante project. The project is the result of the partnership between Stellantis and NHOA, intended as a commitment to create a network of fast EV chargers in Southern Europe.
In this regard, the partnership between Stellantis and TheF Charging will also involve as a potential hardware provider Free2Move eSolutions, the Stellantis-NHOA joint venture focused on offering e-mobility products and services.
The agreement between Stellantis and TheF Charging also states that the two companies will constantly co-operate to update the services offered by the charging network. They plan to pool their experiences to define charging solutions and energy services that will be customized according to the business managed in the locations hosting the network.