Engie and Mazda Promote Electric Mobility in Romania
Engie Romania has concluded a partnership, at national level, with Mazda Romania to promote electric mobility. Through the partnership, Engie meets the needs of Mazda customers who purchase, in the following 12 months, a Mazda MX-30 car from the partner network of authorized dealers and facilitates for them the installation, at their homes or in any other location, of an Elvi electric charging station, produced by EVBox, global leader in the production of charging stations for electric vehicles.
In addition to the Elvi EVBox charging station received as a gift, Mazda MX-30 customers can also obtain a subscription for e-mobility services, by concluding a contract for the supply of electricity from renewable sources with Engie. In this way, customers can benefit from technical assistance from Engie team, access to the e-charge network with over 160 charging points at national level, free charging for the first 3,000 km and online monitoring for the charging made.
“Decarbonization of road transport is one of the trends that are emerging more and more not only at European level, but also in Romania. Therefore, we aim to become the partner for electric charging solutions for automotive manufacturers that, in their turn, have the goal of providing their customers with integrated green products. We are glad that the partnership signed with Mazda is yet another step in this direction,” said Nicolas Richard, Deputy General Manager Energy Supply & Solutions, Engie Romania.
“We want to ensure for Mazda MX-30 customers all the necessary infrastructure to enjoy and focus on the pleasure of driving and the feeling of communion with the car, central attributes of Mazda. Therefore, we chose Engie as partner and together we offer owners of Mazda MX-30 22 kW Elvi charging stations for free, to eliminate the concern of charging the vehicle when they are at home,” Cristian Rigu, Country Manager Mazda Romania, added.
Mazda MX-30 is the first electric model of the Japanese manufacturer. Made under the MX emblem, the model enters the series of Mazda cars that defied the conventional and stands out with its simple and elegant exterior, freestyle doors and the dynamism instilled by the evolved version of the KODO design line. The interior, crafted with Mazda-specific artistry, includes high-quality eco-friendly materials, as well as state-of-the-art technology and connectivity that transform the driver-centred driving experience, characteristic to Mazda. The Mazda MX-30 launch version not only provides a neutral environmental footprint, but also a very high level of equipment.
In the first three months of 2021, Romania recorded an increase by 65% in purchases of electric and full hybrid vehicles compared to the similar period of last year, according to a report by the Automotive Manufacturers and Importers Association (APIA). According to the same study, ‘electrified’ vehicles, respectively the electric vehicles (100% and plug-in hybrid) and full hybrid ones (which also have electric propulsion without charging from an external source) have, after the first 3 months of 2021, a market share of 12.2%, which is 2.2 times higher than in the same period last year (5.5%). This growth occurs in the context in which the automotive market experienced a significant contraction, of 25%.