Centrica Launches New Mobility Ventures Team To Combine Energy Supply, EV Charging Infrastructure Services, Other Value-Adds
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Centrica plc, the ultimate parent of Direct Energy, announced the creation of a new team, Centrica Mobility Ventures, that is dedicated to progressing new solutions and partnerships in support of the emerging electric vehicle market
Centrica Mobility Ventures will work with the company’s international Consumer and Business units to develop customer offers that combine energy supply and charging infrastructure services alongside value-add services such as energy optimization and software applications.
"With a global network of over 15,000 engineers and technicians, and expertise in designing and managing energy solutions offered through Centrica Business Solutions, I believe we are uniquely positioned to develop a simple, holistic solution for customers that will address many of the challenges around EV adoption," said Charles Cameron, Centrica’s Director of Technology & Engineering and Chairman of Centrica Innovations,
The team will build on Centrica’s experience as an installer of over 17,000 EV chargers globally and the launch of a new smart time-of-use tariff from British Gas that offers homeowners cheaper electricity overnight to charge their car.
As a first step, the Mobility Ventures team is working with car manufacturers to support their dealership networks on EV readiness, providing a one stop shop for end-to-end charging delivery including charger infrastructure, energy management, financing, and optimization.
Centrica Innovations has also increased its investment in Israeli EV technology company Driivz. Established in 2012, Driivz offers end-to-end software solutions for electric vehicle (EV) charging and has developed a cloud-based EV charging operating system that is already used by over 200,000 drivers across the globe.