Arnhem, Netherlands and Berlin – (BUSINESS WIRE) – May 31, 2022 –
Allego Holding BV (NYSE: ALLG), the leading pan-European electric vehicle charging network, today announced a strategic partnership with ATU, the market leader in Germany for servicing cars, parts and accessories. With the implementation of this agreement, the launch of electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Germany is about to get a very big boost: ATU and Allego have agreed to equip an additional 400 ATU branch locations with electronic charging stations. This project and the nationwide shipping network will begin early this year.
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The contract was signed by ATU’s Lars Hein, CFO Sebastian Yarantowski, Managing Director Ulf Schulte, and Martin Hein, Senior Director of Sales on the Allego side (from left to right) (Photo: Business Wire)
) ” With the signing of the contract, we are playing a leading role in expanding e-mobility. Together with our partner Allego, we address the challenges of the energy transition with a high-performance charging infrastructure in more than 400 locations. At the same time, through this cooperation, we are expanding our privileged position as a service partner and accessories for e-mobility in all areas, explain Lars Hein, General Manager Transformation (CTO) at ATU. The partnership is likely to go beyond a mere role outside this network, and be enhanced by more joint ventures and targeted activities in the areas of marketing and communications as well as the development of special fleet offerings.
High-power charging stations for ultra-fast charging
Specifically, the partnership provides for the installation of fast charging stations in 400 ATU stores totaling approximately 900 charging points. Allego invests an average amount of double digits for this purpose, and ATU will provide the locations of the charging stations. Explains Ulf Schulte, General Manager of Allego: ” We have deliberately chosen ATU for this big project. We have been very impressed by our strong branch network with attractive locations and motivated by our very successful collaboration till date which extends to 41 locations. “Going into the details of the agreement, Allego will lead the construction and maintenance of the expected high-power charging stations. All of them will have at least 150 kW charging capacity, enabling electric vehicles to charge in a short time.” Currently, plans expect to start building 85 new sites already this year in close collaboration with our partner ATU of course. In addition, all 41 existing sites will be upgraded to 150 kWSchulte continues.
according to CTO Lars Heine at ATU, All projected infrastructure is expected to be operational by the end of 2024: “ However, the schedule will depend on delivery times and approval procedures and therefore cannot be accurately predicted. “With 41 ATU sites already equipped with charging stations, the national network will grow over time to about 440 sites and will cover more than 80% of the entire ATU branch network in Germany.
A comprehensive service for electric mobility of the future
With the signing of the contract, the successful partnership in the field of e-mobility services continues. Since 2017, Allego has operated 41 fast charging stations at ATU branches across Germany, which have been well received by customers. ” Our e-mobility service does not only include charging stations. ATU customers can already have their vehicles serviced and repaired by specially trained electric vehicle specialists. Last but not least, electronic vehicle manufacturers such as Aiways, with whom ATU increasingly collaborates, rely on the efficiency of this service. An ever-growing range of accessories for electric vehicles is also available in our stores and in the ATU online store, ” Heine confirms. The fact that e-mobility is thriving and setting the course for a sustainable future in road transport is evidenced by the experience gained by the ATU branch network: “ Last year, we repaired and serviced electronic cars 140 percent more than before — and the trend is on the rise, ” Heine explains.
Allego is a leading European provider of charging solutions for electric vehicles. As a leader in the electric mobility industry, Allego has many years of experience in electric mobility and building fast charging stations while keeping all industry standards in mind. Allego currently operates 26,000 public charging stations in 14 European countries, including Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The Allego network includes both AC (regular charging) and DC (fast charging) solutions, covering urban areas as well as major transport corridors and motorways across Europe. Allego EV Cloud currently has more than 30,000 charging points and supports businesses and electric vehicle drivers via a cloud-based service platform. The platform offers a comprehensive suite of services such as billing, charging point monitoring, mobile apps, portal access, and analytics tools. For more information, see: www.allego.eu
Founded in 1985, ATU is today the market leader in Germany with a unique combination of car service and a shop for parts and accessories. Headquartered in Weiden, ATU operates more than 550 stores in Germany and Austria. The turnover of around 10,000 employees is around 1 billion euros annually. Since 2016, ATU has been part of the leading European market Mobivia. With 19 brands, more than 2,000 branches and more than 22,000 employees, the French group of companies has a unique knowledge in the mobility sector. Gasoline, natural gas, electric or hybrid – whatever the vehicle’s engine, ATU provides auto service for vehicles of all brands. Manufacturer’s warranty is kept. On each site as well as in the online store, ATU offers a wide range of OEM quality accessories and parts. Product worlds range from tires and rims to grooming products, travel accessories and transportation items to alternative forms of mobility such as e-bikes and scooters as well as electric vehicle equipment. ATU stands for a simple, convenient and sustainable customer experience. As a partner for all drivers, ATU enables a high level of quality at attractive prices – for both private and business customers of all fleet sizes. ATU has been actively committed to the environment for years. This environmental awareness is an integral part of the company’s strategy. With a capacity of 14 million tires annually, ATU operates one of the largest tire recycling plants in Europe. All other recyclable materials from German branches are also processed and disposed of in the recycling centers in Weiden and Werl. In addition to constantly reducing CO2 emissions, ATU is constantly expanding its sustainable product range through innovations such as retreaded tyres.
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Published: 05/31/2022 08:07 a.m. / Disc: 05/31/2022 08:07 a.m.
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