Engie joins $2 billion ten-year zero emissions initiative

Electrify America has partnered with utility Engie to advance the adoption of zero emissions vehicles.

Engie Insight will provide Electrify America with utility expense data management, rate monitoring and optimisation services.

Engie will process utility monthly invoices and contract energy suppply rates within deregulated markets.

The data management service will include detailed data capture, robust reporting and best-in-class analysis. This will consolidate thousands of invoices into one simple invoice.

The main aim is to help Electrify America to deploy its subscription-based payment option for electric vehicle (EV) charging.

Electrify America will make use of energy management services offered by Engie to help EV users optimise their energy use during charging.

The deal is part of efforts to prepare for the anticipated growth of the zero emissions vehicles market.

According to the Center for American Progress, there are an estimated 800,000 EVs on the road now in the US and only 18,000 charging stations.

In 2017, 39% of Norway’s automotive sales were EVs whilst in the US, EV sales are still less than 1%.

Rob Barrosa, director, Utility Strategy and Operations at Electrify America, said: “We are tackling a huge challenge head on to raise awareness of Zero-Emissions Vehicles…”