Renault has announcedx its plans to to provide charging infrastructure and associated services for electric vehicles in car parks.
It said that it is signing an agreement with Europe's foremost leader in parking management services, Vinci Park, to allow charging infrastructure at car parks.
Founded in 2001 by Vinci, global leader in concessions, construction and associated services, Vinci Park designs, builds, finances and manages public on- and off-street pay parking services and the the management of car parks for private operators.
Vinci Park, is also taking part in a trial on electric mobility (SAVE) conducted by the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
Following plans announced by the French government on 1 October 2009 and 13 April 2010 to develop electric vehicles, Vinci Park and Renault are jointly studying the best way to deploy charging infrastructure in the car parks belonging to the Vinci network.
Vinci and Renault will also develop services linked to the charging and parking of electric vehicles, in line with customer requirements for whch they will put up joint working groups to study:
- The sizing of the charging infrastructure
- Technical solutions
- Charging-related services and packages
- Parking solutions tailored to electric vehicles
At the same time, Vinci Park is taking part in the all-electric mobility trial organised by the Renault-Nissan Alliance in the Seine Aval area outside Paris (SAVE project) to study the charging infrastructure of car parks located in the area covered by SAVE.
As part of this project, Vinci Park will have access to the electric vehicles built by the Renault-Nissan Alliance to run life-sized trials on charging points and their use.