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FCA Joins Partnership to Offer Charging Stations for New Electric Vehicles

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Plug-in hybrid Jeep Renegade Charging Stations
Plug-in hybrid Jeep Renegade
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With the release of the plug-in hybrid Jeep Renegade and full-electric Fiat 500 on the horizon, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is partnering with Enel and Engie to develop charging stations for these new electric vehicles.

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What the partnership entails

In June of 2018, FCA revealed its plan to release both hybrid and electric cars over the next five years, investing a staggering $10 billion to do so. The partnerships with Enel and Engie appear to be a part of this plan, seeing as the main goal of these partnerships is to create both private and public charging stations for the green vehicles.

Another aspect of the partnerships is the launching of apps, which would help you find these charging stations. FCA is set to introduce both the charging stations and apps to Europe in the near future.

Enel X, a unit of Enel, will be creating the charging stations and apps in Spain, Portugal, and Italy. Meanwhile, Engie will be working with FCA to release charging stations in 14 other countries, including Austria, Greece, and the United Kingdom.

As to why FCA is so focused on bringing new electric and hybrid vehicles into the market, FCA CEO Mike Manley says, “We are assembling an eco-system of partners, products and services across multiple markets to meet and exceed the rapidly evolving expectations of our customers for electrified vehicles.”

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While FCA has not made any announcements about adding charging stations and apps in the U.S., we at The News Wheel are hopeful that FCA will have similar developments in the states. Once we learn more, we will keep you updated on any pertinent news.

News Source: Automotive News