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GE and Clem sign MoU for smart city electromobility collaboration
By Renée Francoeur
October 28, 2016 – The start-up Clem, a French operator specializing in shared electromobility, and GE Energy Connections say they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly develop a “sustainable mobility solution” that addresses electromobility in smart cities.
The proposed solution will manage the connection of electric vehicles (EVs) signed up for car-sharing services and charging terminals with systems for energy monitoring, GE explains. Users of a car-sharing service will have access to electric mobility services, such as vehicle registration, guaranteed visibility of the availability of charging stations and vehicles, multiple functions and booking schemes, cost-control of electric vehicle use, monitoring the profitability of the system, financial exchanges related to the use of services, etc.
Under this MoU, Clem will provide its service platform from which the shared EVs are managed, trips are shared and bookings made on public and private charging terminals. The Clem “plug-n-play” offering connects to the existing charging stations or ones under construction, and works for all types of EVs, according to GE. It also interfaces with existing mobility systems and can carry external data.
The network manager will have access to real-time data on the use of the present and future electric load related to electric vehicles, the company adds.
“The data obtained will facilitate network management, the deployment of charging terminals and investments related to the adaptation of the network, leading to better integration of EVs into the power grid,” GE said.
The proposed solution will target communities of between 2000 and 300,000 people.