Stellantis announced on Aug. 23 its focus on the transition to electric vehicle sales and service. It has partnered with AGI in the hopes that the company’s electrical engineering, project management, fabrication, and maintenance capabilities will provide an additional resource for Stellantis dealers to help accelerate their EV readiness.
The move adds AGI to the Stellantis U.S. roster of EV infrastructure and training partners, including Future Energy and Vehya.
“As we accelerate the drive toward EVs, Stellantis is in full-execution mode with an electrification strategy designed specifically to address the needs of our dealership network,” said Jeff Kommor, head of sales at Stellantis, in a recent news release. “We are working lockstep with our national dealer council to develop and support their long-term plans during this industry-changing transition.”
“AGI has been helping our customers build out EV charging capabilities for nearly a decade, and as one of the leading EVSE providers in the nation we are excited to expand our relationship with Stellantis dealers as an approved, turnkey EV charging solutions provider,” said Dave Clower, senior vice-president and GM of AGI’s electrical lighting and maintenance division.
Stellantis announced its partnership with Charge Enterprises, Inc. on Aug. 28, in which Charge has become an EV charging installation partner for Stellantis’ U.S. dealer network.
Charge becomes the fourth recommended partner for dealer EV readiness for Stellantis dealers across the U.S., joining Future Energy, Vehya, and AGI.
In another step to ready its 2,600-plus dealerships for the automotive industry's electrification plans, Stellantis is partnering with Charge Enterprises to support the implementation of its required timeline.
“As our partners in the automotive industry transition to electric-vehicle sales and service, our goal is to provide our 2,600-plus U.S. dealers with high-quality options that meet their individual EV integration needs within every area of the dealership business,” said Kommor.
As an experienced infrastructure partner, Charge’s client education, project management, design, engineering, and installation will provide a full-service solution for dealers.
"All of the dealers we work with value our dedicated approach and our thoughtful mindset to delivering solutions today while preparing our clients for the EV infrastructure demands of tomorrow," said Mark LaNeve, president of Charge. “We remain committed to helping as many auto dealers throughout the country execute on much-needed EV charging infrastructure as we remain focused on meeting the needs of the Stellantis dealer body, who are doing a great job meeting the needs of their customers.”
Stellantis unveiled its plan for the coming decade, Dare Forward 2030, that will drive further electrification by reaching carbon net zero emissions by 2038, offering more than 25 BEVs by 2030, and preparing for 50% of sales in the U.S. to be battery-electric vehicles by the end of this decade.
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet