E.On has penned a strategic partnership with vehicle leasing giant ALD Automotive to develop electric mobility, financing and energy services.

Under the agreement, ALD Automotive’s corporate, municipality and private customers throughout Europe will gain access to E.On’s e-mobility and energy solutions, including consultancy, planning, installation, operation and maintenance of charging infrastructure.

E.On said that not only would it allow for more seamless data handling surrounding electric vehicle infrastructure and fleet management solutions, but a more digital, end-to-end service for EV drivers would be bought forward.

An additional cooperation agreement to further develop collaboration between the two companies in international markets including Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Norway and the UK, representing some of Europe’s most advanced and potentially significant EV markets.

Meanwhile, a unique EV leasing offer for E.On’s customer bases is to be launched in Denmark. E.On customers can lease an EV at discounted rates and gain access to E.On Drive, the energy firm’s network of 1,300 public charging spots.

Andreas Pfeiffer, global head of e-mobility at E.On, said it was the company’s strategy to establish an “ecosystem of partners” in the e-mobility field.

“Bringing together the experience and excellence from different industry sectors helps us to build unique solutions for everyday needs of our customers,” he said. As of September 2018, ALD managed more than 1.6 million vehicles across Europe.

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