Stellantis, the maker of Jeep, Ram, Peugeot, Fiat and Opel, has launched an EV charging business unit called Free2move Charge. According to Stellantis, Free2move Charge addresses electric vehicle customer needs at home, in their businesses and on-the-go.
“As the pace of mainstream EV adoption accelerates, our customers need us to be more than just a mobility provider,” said Ricardo Stamatti, Stellantis senior vice president, charging and energy business unit. “We are taking the lead in establishing a dedicated business unit that will support our bold electrification strategy and act as a natural extension of our iconic brands. Free2move Charge is the first product rolling out, exemplifying our purpose of delivering performance, value, sustainability and electrified mobility freedom for all.”
Stellantis says its Free2move Charge is built on three pillars:
- Free2move Charge Home includes options that range from AC charging cables and wall boxes to Vehicle-2-Home, Vehicle-2-Grid and complete energy management systems with features like touch-free wireless solutions and eventually inductive robot charging, which is still under development.
- Free2move Charge Business is a “one-stop-shop platform” with a suite of charging and energy services, including early-on support, estimation of initial and future running costs, right-sizing of charging infrastructure, installation, maintenance and public charging access while on the go.
- Free2move Charge GO guarantees Stellantis customers access to the “largest possible curated network of public charging points” through partners in North America, Europe and other regions to be announced soon. In addition to access, payment and 24-7 support, Free2move Charge GO will progressively launch leading features like Plug and Charge, reservations, loyalty programs, subscriptions, prepaid packages, single invoice/billing and even deliver a charge to a requested location when needed.
Working with a Free2move e-Genius team, customers will be able to create a personalized package they can change and adapt at any time during the ownership experience, allowing it to evolve and always be tailored to their needs. e-Genuis support will be available first in Europe.
For convenience retailers looking to bring EV charging to their locations, NACS launched the EV Infrastructure Matchmaking Tool, which connects retailers with EV charging companies for all aspects and stages of offering electric vehicle supply equipment.