Acciona and the Renault-Nissan Alliance will join forces to establish an EV recharging network, along with the accompanying services. Among other things involved in this agreement, renewable energy is playing a major role as the sole source of electricity for future charging stations.
Acciona will be mostly contributing to the establishment of the network, along with the provision of clean energy to supply the stations, while Renault-Nissan will be rolling out electric vehicles to the market. Acciona's activities will be adhering to Renault-Nissan's schedule of EV roll out.
The recharging network will consist of three main points:
1) recharging points
2) a communications and information system
3) value-added services, including sustainable energy supply
Acciona is developing a smart EV recharging system called SIRVE (Sistema Inteligente de Recarga de Vehículos Eléctricos), which will see recharging stations installed in both public and private locations.
Renault-Nissan is already becoming the top manufacturer of electric vehicles, and is planning to open a manufacturing facility in Valladolid in Spain, where the alliance will manufacture the Twizy ZE concept vehicle.
[source: Acciona, image: Acciona]