Best, 9th of October 2019 – Heliox, the global market leader in fast-charging electric systems for the public transport sector, has signed a service framework agreement with ENGIE. ENGIE will provide installation, operation, and maintenance services for Heliox’s electric bus charging infrastructure. The partnership covers 9 European countries: the Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Spain, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.
Thanks to this agreement, public transport operators will benefit from Heliox’s full range of innovative charging solutions, from fast opportunity charging to overnight charging at the depot. ENGIE will provide its electro-mobility expertise thanks to its local teams able to deliver high-voltage electrical installation, civil works, power supply, interfaces with existing equipment on customer premises, and day-to-day operation and maintenance of the infrastructure.
“Mobility is one of the priority levers to achieve the zero-carbon transition. Thanks to our expertise in energy and complex infrastructure management, ENGIE is a key actor in sustainable mobility, including in public transport infrastructure. Our partnership with Heliox demonstrates our shared vision for electrification of transport”, said Shankar Krishnamoorthy, ENGIE’s Executive Vice-President.
Mark Smidt, Managing Director Heliox Automotive BV, stated: “Heliox is extending its charging infrastructure network around Europe and is looking for trusted and reliable partners to further sustain the operation of electric vehicle fleets of existing bus manufacturers. Signing this service framework agreement with ENGIE is a key step to prolong and intensify future cooperation.”
As a leader in sustainable mobility, ENGIE supports its customers in the adoption of high-performance and innovative solutions adapted to their needs and those of the region. Heliox’s ambition in creating a sustainable world for future generations has already been substantiated in the worldwide implementation of extensive turnkey projects with any possible charging infrastructure and proven interoperability with leading bus OEM’s.