26 Jun 19

EDF Energy and NEoT Capital partner to deliver EV infrastructure across the UK

Beatrice Bigois, EDF Energy and Philippe Ringenbach, NEoT Capital
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EDF Energy has entered into a partnership with NEoT Capital to accelerate the delivery of key infrastructure for electric vehicles (EVs) in the UK.

The energy supplier, which recently launched its ‘Generation Electric’ campaign and a new EV offer, will become NEoTs preferred partner to provide EV charging infrastructure engineering, procurement, and construction and management services.

In turn, NEoT Capital – which specialises in distributed renewable energy and zero emission mobility – will act as EDF Energy’s preferred provider for financing EVs, particularly electric buses and batteries, and related infrastructure.

Demand for EVs is continuing to rise, with the average number of electric cars registered jumping by 900 per cent between 2014 and 2018[1], leading to an urgent need for widespread EV infrastructure across the UK. However, current investment by businesses in fleet EV operations is limited, with few businesses able to finance the large-scale holistic energy systems that will ensure the future cost efficiency of EVs, such as battery storage and vehicle-to-grid systems.

Both EDF Energy and NEoT Capital have invested heavily in new energy technologies in recent years. This partnership aims to combine their capabilities in order to support more meaningful investment into EVs, providing business customers with an end-to-end proposal for financing and infrastructure.

Béatrice Bigois, Managing Director, Customers at EDF Energy, said: “To accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles, we need to find innovative ways to finance the required investments. This strategic partnership with NEoT Capital will help us make electric mobility a reality for our customers.”

Philippe Ringenbach, CEO at NEoT Capital, said: “NEoT has the ambition to help its customers, notably cities and private operators, finance their transition to eMobility. We have the ability to invest up to €150M in Europe by the end of 2020 and we believe that the UK market is one of the most dynamic.

“This partnership with EDF Energy will allow us to propose global ‘eMobility-as-a-service’ offers from battery-as-a-service to global financing and service solutions including batteries, vehicles and optimised charging infrastructure. We want to support local authorities and operators in the public and private transportation sector to change to clean vehicles.”

[1] Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders

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About NEoT Capital

NEoT Capital is an investment company dedicated to supporting its customers to make their transition to zero emission mobility and low-carbon energy.

Founded by key industrial partners, the company selects innovative solutions around energy storage and
propose global financing and services to remove the barriers associated with upfront investment and technology risks for its customers.

NEoT Capital brings together its expert team with agnostic technology specialists and international partners to provide the financial, operational, and strategic support required to bring visionary zero emission solutions to the world.

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About EDF Energy

EDF Energy is the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity, meeting around one-fifth of the country’s demand and supplying millions of customers and businesses with electricity and gas.

It generates electricity with eight nuclear power stations, more than 30 wind farms, one gas and two coal power stations, as well as with combined heat and power plants.

EDF Energy is leading the UK's nuclear renaissance with the construction of a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C. This will provide low carbon electricity to meet 7% of UK demand. The project is already making a positive impact on the local and national economy, British industry, as well as boosting skills and education. EDF Energy also invests in a range of low carbon technologies including renewables and battery storage. It is applying research and development expertise to improve the performance of existing generation and developing the potential of new technologies.

The company provides gas and electricity for more than 5 million customer accounts and is the biggest supplier of electricity by volume in Great Britain and the largest supplier to British businesses. It offers innovative energy systems for commercial customers and digital innovation for customers at home. EDF Energy has also launched its own innovation accelerator, Blue Lab, which focuses on making customers’ lives easier.

The Better Plan is EDF Energy's framework for being a sustainable and responsible energy business and is an integral part of EDF's 2030 vision to be the efficient, responsible electricity company, and champion of low-carbon growth. The Better Plan is underpinned by comprehensive environmental and social programmes which have been recognised by a wide range of organisations.

EDF Energy is part of EDF Group, the world’s biggest electricity generator. In the UK, the company employs around 13,000 people at locations across England and Scotland.

To find out more about the UK's energy challenges visit our energy future webpages.