The partnership is based on three main pillars. First, to develop a subscription-based electric vehicle charging platform to support sustainable mobility with a simpler, more intuitive customer experience. Once the platform is built, Free2Move eSolutions customers will gain access to the largest public charging points across Europe and will be able to use a mix of public and private charging systems across the European network using a mobile app, with a simplified subscription-based payment model.
Currently, most electric car owners can only access charging stations with which they have direct payment agreements, forcing them to frequently take convoluted routes to get to charging stations and adding mileage to their drives. It also means electric car owners typically sign up for multiple payment systems, which makes for neither a convenient nor enjoyable experience. Free2Move wants to vastly simplify this experience for customers.
Second, Accenture will install charging points across Europe starting with its offices in Italy and France, integrating electric vehicles into the grid by adopting Free2Move technology. Accenture employees in these countries will gradually be given access to the charging app, so they can top up at home or on the go.
Third, the collaboration also proposes the development of new joint offerings from Free2Move and Accenture that will support large companies on their end-to-end fleet electrification journey, thus accelerating the transition to sustainable mobility. Accenture will ideate, build, test, and scale the technology platform that will manage charging solutions and subscriptions.