NewMotion selected by BMW Group Italy as partner for smart charging solutions
BMW Group customers and dealerships will be able to benefit from NewMotion’s solutions for workplace and home charging
Amsterdam, March 2, 2021 - NewMotion, a leading European smart EV charging solutions provider and a Shell group company, has been selected by BMW Group Italy as their partner for home and business charging solutions. The companies combine their strengths to accelerate the e-mobility adoption in Italy.
When buying or leasing an electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid, BMW and MINI private customers will be able to choose between three options: a smart charge point from NewMotion, a wallbox or a Flex charger by BMW. All charge points can be combined with NewMotion services, advice and installation, as well as customer support. The offer is also valid for existing BMW and MINI drivers.
Andrea Gucciardi, BMW Group Italy Sales Director says: “Thanks to this partnership we are able to offer to our customers a complete range of products and services for charging, both at home and on-the-go. Retail customers can now choose intelligent charging, up to 22 kW of power, through the NewMotion smart charge point and can take advantage of a professional service tailored to their needs, from the inspection to the choice of the right solution up to the installation and assistance of the charging point. For business customers this is combined with a high value-added service such as the ability to manage charging solutions for the corporate fleet, benefiting from the association of a high-level service with optimal cost control.”
“Extending our partnership with BMW Group to the Italian market is an important step in driving e-mobility in Southern Europe. We are very much looking forward to enabling a smooth transition to e-mobility for Italian BMW and MINI drivers and supporting them in their lower carbon journey. NewMotion's smart charging solutions and services enable an easy and accessible charging experience, supporting BMW’s business and private customers for their next electrified journey”, says Jean-Baptiste Guntzberger, Regional Manager Southern Europe at NewMotion.
The ease of smart charging
Businesses purchasing BMW or MINI EVs or plug-in hybrids will be offered a smart NewMotion charge point together with NewMotion’s full service package to charge at work, at home and on-the-go, where drivers have access to Europe's largest public roaming network with more than 185,000 charge points. Being cloud-connected, NewMotion charge points provide many smart services for businesses and their corporate fleets, for example full insight into the charging behavior and costs. This helps businesses reduce the total costs of ownership, which is still often perceived as a barrier for EV adoption. Offering automatic reimbursement, NewMotion enables employees to easily get back the energy costs for charging their corporate vehicle at home.
As part of the agreement between BMW Group and NewMotion, dealerships can consult with NewMotion about charging solutions. NewMotion will provide them with a complete offer for their BMW and MINI’s showroom EV models, for EVs in the workshop, for the vehicles of employees who commute to work and for visiting customers who already drive plug-ins.
Additional charging services
NewMotion is a pioneer in development and installation of smart charging solutions and has been part of the Shell group since 2017. This means customers can benefit from additional EV charging services. Shell is committed to enabling the energy transition and providing customers with convenient and easy charging through its growing network and investments, including fast charging at Shell forecourts and other facilities in the future including charging hubs.