RWE’s Innogy has announced it will launch a new business unit for electric vehicles (EVs).
Its new eMobility business unit aims to become a leading provider for charging infrastructure for EVs in Europe and the US.
Innogy claims it already operates one of the largest charging networks in Europe and its experts are developing innovative solutions for charging points, payment systems and network infrastructure.
eMobility will be launched in January next year and headed by Elke Temme who has held a number of management positions at RWE and Innogy since 2002.
Peter Terium, CEO of Innogy said: “The initiative of the carmakers to set up a fast charging network across Europe is an excellent idea and we are ready to provide our state-of-the-art solutions and systems. In this way, we can drive forward electric mobility in Germany and throughout Europe. We have been in close contact with the automotive industry and other partners for a long time now in this regard.”
Last month, the government pledged to invest a further £390 million by 2020/21 to support ultra-low emissions vehicles (ULEVs), renewable fuels and connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs).