PSA facilitates purchase and installation of charging stations
06 March 2020
6 March 2020
Groupe PSA has chosen a recommended partner to install charging stations in countries across Europe. The partnerships are set to cover all PSA brands including CitroÃ«n, DS, Peugeot and Opel/Vauxhall.
PSA claims its charging solutions will be available to consumers in both single and multi-family homes. There are also charging options on the table for business needs. A single ′one-stop-shop' is being touted for customers to do everything necessary through the dealership.
PSA said they will be offering all-inclusive options with their partners. These include approved charging solutions offered as accessories as well as a single point of contact for all customers. An online auditing system will be accessible for potential users to make sure installation is feasible before purchase. Stations will then be installed by qualified experts with a call centre and after-sales services on offer.
′Providing a seamless journey to all our B2B and B2C customers interested in electric vehicles (EVs) or plug-in hybrids is a key priority for Groupe PSA,' said Alexandre Guignard, senior vice president of PSA's Low Emission Vehicles Business Unit.
′Thanks to these partnerships, our customers will have access to a dedicated service for the purchase and installation of their charging stations, as well as for the associated administrative formalities and subsidy claims', he said.
PSA's chosen partners for charging solutions and installation in the European subsidiaries will be: EVBox, Delta Electronics, Enel X, Pod Point and Juice Technology hardware solutions.
The manufacturing group has listed its installation partners regionally as:
- Germany: inno2grid
- Austria: Alpiq
- Belgium and Luxembourg: ZEBorne
- Spain: ETRA Spain
- Portugal: EYSSA-TESIS, an ETRA group company
- France: ZEBorne, whose proposals include network access services provided by the French DSO Enedis
- Italy: ENEL X
- Netherlands: ENGIE
- Poland: Elocity
- United Kingdom: Pod Point
These plans to offer dedicated charging solutions across Europe will help support the growing (EV) infrastructure. Not unlike Tesla's dedicated network of charging points, potential PSA customers will be gaining an extra incentive to go eletric. Other EV owners look to benefit as well, given that more PSA points being used would mean fewer universal slots being taken up.
With plans to introduce the electric two-seater, the Citroen Ami to their Free2Move fleet, PSA Groupe are boosting their electric offering.