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Electric mobility: Yonne charging stations made accessible to EV drivers from all over Europe

An innovative partnership between SPIE, SDEY and Hubject

Saint-Denis, February 28th, 2018 – SPIE CityNetworks, Hubject and the Departmental Energy Association of Yonne (SDEY) are joining forces to provide charging solutions for electric vehicles that can be accessed by EV drivers from all over Europe. Charging stations belonging to the Departmental Energy Association of Yonne can now be located and used by customers of every emobility service provider in Hubject’s intercharge network, a unique charging infrastructure network for electric vehicles spanning four continents.

Created in 2012, Hubject’s eRoaming platform connects charging station operators and emobility service providers in real time to give electric vehicle users customer-friendly access to charging infrastructure through the intercharge network. By becoming a member of this network, SPIE CityNetworks, a specialist in charging networks for electric vehicles, has made it possible for numerous users of electric vehicles in Europe to access terminals installed under direction of the Departmental Energy Association of Yonne (SDEY).

‘Our goal is to provide energy associations with innovative solutions that are geared to the future and that benefit users. International cross-provider charging networks, such as intercharge, help us to guarantee a simple recharging experience for electric vehicle drivers. Hubject has been an innovation leader in the eRoaming market for many years. In addition to reliable services, it offers a wide range of options that deliver a high level of added value,’ says Daniel Beaubouchez, head of digitisation and innovation at SPIE CityNetworks. With a comprehensive solution called ‘Orios by SPIE’, SPIE CityNetworks takes care of the installation, monitoring, maintenance, and technical and commercial operation of charging stations. This offer, complemented with the solution from Hubject, has been realised for the first time in Yonne. Every consideration centres on the best possible user experience: practicality, reliability and durability.

SDEY is the first energy association with terminals operated by SPIE to join the intercharge network and to open up its charging infrastructure to drivers from all over Europe. ‘In Yonne, we believe in innovation to promote sustainable mobility, and we believe in European integration. We want to allow drivers of electric vehicles to access different countries and regions, even outside Burgundy. For that reason, we decided to join the intercharge network back in 2016. We are happy to be part of this international network,’ explains Jean-Noel Loury, president of SDEY.

About SDEY

SDEY owns networks spanning more than 4,000 km and manages electricity and gas networks on behalf of its member municipalities. The association thus oversees the maintenance of an efficient public energy distribution service in terms of quality and safety.

While rural electrification remains the core business of SDEY, its activities are becoming more expansive every day, and these are now structured around three key priorities: maintaining the performance of public services in the area of electricity distribution, finding innovations to offer new services to municipalities searching for greater performance and savings, and investing in the future so that Yonne remains an attractive department.

About SPIE CityNetworks

A French subsidiary of the SPIE Group and a leading independent name in Europe for multi-technical services in energy and communications, SPIE CityNetworks offers solutions that promote regional development as well as energy and digital networks and their associated applications (electric vehicle charging stations, urban video surveillance, small cells, etc.). Its teams are involved in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of energy-efficient and environmentally friendly facilities. The company employs 3,400 people who work at 160 locations.

About the SPIE Group

With almost 600 sites in 38 countries and 38,000 employees in total, the SPIE Group achieved total sales of EUR 5.1 billion in 2016 with a consolidated EBITA of EUR 352 million.