Stellantis has launched Free2move Charge, a 360-degree system that will seamlessly deliver charging and energy management to address all electric-vehicle (EV) customer needs, anywhere and in any way.
Managed by the new Stellantis Charging & Energy Business Unit, Free2move Charge addresses electric-vehicle charging needs at home, at work, 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, senior vice president of the charging and energy business unit at Stellantis, in a June 27 news release. “Free2move Charge is the first product rolling out, exemplifying our purpose of delivering performance, value, sustainability and electrified mobility freedom for all.”
Making it easy-to-always-be-charged (e-ABC Promise), Free2move Charge also makes it smart, understanding users’ needs and optimizing overall energy management to improve efficiency, reliability, and access, overall reducing the total cost of ownership.
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 their ownership, allowing it to evolve and be tailored to their needs. e-Genuis support will be available first in Europe.
By removing barriers to battery-electric vehicle ownership, including charging anxiety, Free2move Charge is a key tool to achieve the goals of the Stellantis Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan. This includes reaching a 100% passenger-car battery-electric vehicle (BEV) sales mix in Europe and a 50% passenger-car and light-duty truck BEV sales mix in the U.S. by 2030.
Free2move Charge: Built on Three Pillars
- Free2move Charge Home delivers private customers support with installation, financing and warranty of home charging and other energy hardware and services. Options can range from AC charging cables and wall boxes today to Vehicle-2-Home, Vehicle-2-Grid, and complete energy management systems with cutting-edge features like touch-free wireless solutions and inductive robot charging under development for future releases.
- Free2move Charge Business tackles all hurdles as a one-stop-shop platform with a full suite of charging and energy services: 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 seamless access to the largest possible curated network of public charging points through partners in North America and Europe, as well as 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.
Free2move Charge will harness the power of the Stellantis Energy Cloud, seamlessly integrating with vehicle-branded mobile apps and the state-of-the-art STLA SmartCockpit platform launching in 2024 to deliver fast, intelligent routes and charging recommendations to customers based on their actual usage and needs.
Free2move Charge will guide Stellantis customers through an onboarding process to understand their individual needs, allowing for customized options and using AI learning to constantly improve its knowledge about the most convenient individual charging experience.
Free2move eSolutions, a Stellantis tech company, will continue to develop and provide charging hardware that supports the Free2move Charge system.
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet