innogy drives forward expansion of electric mobility
· innogy welcomes eMobility initiative of German automotive industry
· New business unit pools all eMobility activities of the Group
Germany’s largest energy company is driving forward the international expansion of electric mobility. The aim is to become a leading solution provider for charging infrastructure in Europe and the US. As a technology leader, innogy already operates one of the largest charging networks in Europe and develops innovative solutions for the future of driving. Peter Terium, CEO of innogy SE:
“eMobility is the global growth story today. And we as innogy are already at the forefront of this trend.”
As a pan-European pioneer of electric mobility, innogy expressly welcomes the new eMobility initiative of the German automotive industry. Peter Terium: “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”.
Experts working in many areas of innogy are already developing innovative solutions for charging points, payment systems and network infrastructure, for example a full-coverage network of fast charging points, tailored products for companies and brand new retail products such as eCar sharing. In the future, these activities will be pooled in their own new business unit under the responsibility of COO Retail Martin Herrmann. Herrmann said:
“Electric mobility is an incredibly important market for innogy. And as a spirit of new beginnings is in the air, it’s the perfect time to address this topic: governments and corporations worldwide are making important decisions for the future. By establishing the new eMobility business unit, we can start to react even faster and better to the rapid changes on this future market.”
innogy is already an important partner to large providers on the European market. Martin Herrmann: “We are going with renewables and offer green electricity to our customers at the charging points too. We provide these charging points throughout Germany in collaboration with partners such as Aldi, Daimler, Tank & Rast as well as over 130 local authorities. With around 5,300 charging points in over 20 countries we already operate one of the largest charging networks in Europe”.
The new business unit eMobility will launch on 1 January 2017 and will be headed up by Elke Temme. Temme has held a number of management positions at RWE and now innogy since 2002. Most recently, she was Head of Programme Management Retail, responsible for international operations management and reporting to COO Martin Herrmann. In this position, she was a key player in realigning the eMobility business.