PSA Peugeot Citroën and General Electric signed a technology and commercial co-operation agreement to collaborate towards establishing reliable and innovative business models for Electric Mobility.
The companies plan to develop EV solutions that will enable B2B customers to fully integrate EVs in their fleets and operate them with state of the art solutions.
An EV Customer Center will be set up in France to promote the implementation of projects to demonstrate the economic, commercial and technological challenges at stake. GE Energy's Industrial Solutions will supply and deploy the infrastructure products needed to make the projects possible, in particular charging stations and installer network. Moreover, both groups will collaborate towards deploying a joint commercial offer for PSA Peugeot Citroën customers that would include an EV and the relative charging infrastructure.
As a sign of its engagement in the EV sector, GE has shown interest in buying from PSA Peugeot Citroën up to 1,000 EVs by the end of 2015 for all of Europe.
PSA Peugeot Citroën has been manufacturing and selling electric vehicles under Peugeot and Citroën brands since 1995 and markets the recently launched Citroën C-ZERO and Peugeot iOn. GE provides commercial car and truck financing and integrated fleet management services for various consumers though its Fleet Services operations, a business within GE Capital. GE Energy's Industrial Solutions produces equipment to support cleaner, smarter and more efficient electrical infrastructure, such as EV charging.
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