ALD and E.ON to cooperate on EVs with leasing initiatives in Scandinavia

13 February 2019

13 February 2019

ALD Automotive and E.ON have signed a strategic partnership to jointly develop and market digitally enhanced mobility, financing, and energy services.

The leasing company and European energy provider will focus on mobility offerings for electric vehicles (EV) for corporate customers, municipalities and private customers in Europe. Through the new partnership, ALD clients will benefit from E.ON’s e-mobility and energy solutions.

The joint offering will include consultancy, planning, installation, operation and maintenance of future-proof charging infrastructure for corporate sites as well as ′on-the-go’ and home applications. The cooperation aims at making the transition to both EVs and plug-in hybrids (PHEV) as easy as possible.

The partners will also jointly develop digital-enhanced e-car sharing solutions to enable the deployment of sustainable corporate mobility.

Also, ALD Automotive and E.ON have signed an agreement to foster cooperation on a country basis. The commercial cooperation potentially covers joint activities in the following countries: Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Norway and the UK.

Leasing electric

As part of the deal, an electric vehicle-leasing offer for private E.ON customers has been launched this month. This aims at promoting the adoption of EVs across the early adopter country Denmark. Customers benefit from the advantages of leasing the latest electric vehicles from a leading mobility provider, and E.ON’s intelligent home energy solutions. Moreover, EV drivers have access to the country’s E.ON Drive charging network, with 1,300 public charging spots. The all-in-one offering will be based on a monthly subscription price. Denmark has ambitious climate objectives to support the sustainable transport sector. One objective is to reach 5.000 publicly accessible charging points by 2020 which is strongly supported by E.ON Drive.

In Norway, where the electrified vehicle market is developing faster than anywhere in Europe, E.ON and ALD Automotive have also already launched a fleet solution partnership for corporates. The fleet solution simplifies electrification of corporate fleets in a very easy and convenient way by offering electric company car leasing on the same conditions as a conventional car with a fuel card for electricity. E.ON’s advanced billing solutions take care of all invoicing processes.

′Building an ecosystem of partners is core to our strategy and key to electrify mobility. Bringing together the experience and excellence from different industry sectors helps us to build unique solutions for everyday needs of our customers,’ states Andreas Pfeiffer, Global Domain Head of E-Mobility at E.ON. ′ALD Automotive is one of those innovative partners that help us to create a better tomorrow. Based on our joint offerings, we already started the cooperation on a commercial level providing solutions to fleet and private customers in Europe.’

′We are committed to providing innovative and sustainable mobility solutions to better meet our clients’ needs, which includes the progressive implementation of responsible mobility offerings,’ confirms John Saffrett, Chief Operating Officer of ALD. ′This agreement fully supports ALD Automotive’s sustainable growth strategy to work with industry-leading partners to broaden the company’s offering and enables us to benefit from E.ON’s experience and expertise in the field of energy solutions to be a key player in the energy transition.’