VATTENFALL and Honda have signed a Letter of Intent to introduce home charging solutions and energy contracts specifically tailored for electric vehicle (EV) owners in Europe.
The energy supplier is aiming to become a leading EV charging infrastructure operator in collaboration with 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,” Tomas Björnsson, Head of Vattenfall E-mobility, said.
Vattenfall 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 also be offered a renewable electricity contract with Vattenfall.
The partnership marks a key milestone for Honda in the development of its energy management business.
“This collaboration is a key pillar in the delivery of our energy management business for Europe”, Jorgen Pluym, Energy Management Project Leader of Honda Motor Europe, commented.
“Partnering with Vattenfall will allow us to provide EV users with cost-effective charging for their vehicle 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.”
The service will initially be rolled out in the UK and Germany in 2020.