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Renault signs energy deals to promote electric mobility

French carmaker Renault SA said Oct. 11 that it entered into new agreements with key stakeholders in the European energy markets, all aligned with the company's plan to develop a smart electric ecosystem and to promote electric mobility.

Renault signed an agreement with French oil and gas company Total SA and electric vehicle smart-charging app developer Jedlix BV for a rewards program for Z.E. Smart Charge app users. Renault and Jedlix launched the smart-charging app in the Netherlands in 2017.

The agreement with Total will also see Total Spring offering a 100% green electricity supply to electric-car users. In addition, Renault and Total will also work together to develop battery-charging infrastructure as well as energy supply to bring down the cost of electric vehicle charging.

Meanwhile, Renault also partnered with Enel X, a subsidiary of Italian electricity and gas provider Enel SpA, to develop charging solutions through Enel X's JuiceNet platform. A pilot study of the project will be launched in Italy prior to a rollout in other countries.

The car company has also teamed up with French electricity provider Electricité de France SA, which aims to become the market leader in the European electric vehicle-charging industry by 2022. Renault and EDF will be working together on cross-marketing solutions based on EDF's Mon Soleil & Moi self-consumption service and Renault's smart-charging electric vehicles.

The partnership also seeks to expand the concept of smart islands to non-interconnected French territories.