VW Trucks and Buses and CPFL sign partnership for R&D on electric mobility

28 July 2020

VW Caminhoes e Onibus and CPFL Energia, one of the largest private groups in the electricity sector, have just signed a partnership to boost electric mobility in Brazil. Together, the companies will work on a research and development project, within the scope of ANEEL's R&D Program. The main objective is to create an Electric Mobility laboratory in Indaiatuba (SP), a region where CPFL has one of its operational headquarters. There, a pilot project will be developed that aims to contemplate the electrification of 100% of the operational vehicle fleet and the development of an intelligent vehicle charging system.

"Electromobility is one of the pillars of the TRATON Group, which includes VW Trucks and Buses. That is why we have joined forces to make the production and application of the first electric trucks developed and made in Brazil viable", said Roberto Cortes , President and CEO VW Trucks and Buses.

"The initiative in Indaiatuba encompasses a series of structural projects in the area of ​​innovation at CPFL in the scope of electric mobility. We are working with a long-term view, in order to identify trends and paths for new business in a scenario of market changes", comments Renato Povia , Director of Strategy and Innovation at CPFL.

Povia recalls that the company ended in 2018 the "Emotive" project, one of the most complete assessments of the impacts of electric mobility in Brazil. Over the course of five years, the study proposed a business model for the infrastructure of charging stations for the customer, which would make it possible to expand the number of electroparts (EP) across the country and encourage an increase in the number of electric vehicle (EV) users. .

"By 2024, the company plans to invest more than R $ 96 million in projects to promote electric mobility in Brazil through Research and Development projects promoted by ANEEL (National Electric Energy Agency), and the Indaiatuba project in partnership with VW Caminhões e Ônibus is part of this initiative ", concludes Povia.

In addition to providing the e-Delivery electric trucks that will be used in this project, Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus will be responsible for engineering services, such as data collection, driver training, safety guidance, tracking of implementations, support in the development of implements and studies related to the operation of trucks.

The project also has the participation of companies responsible for the development and application of systems that support the operation of CPFL:

  • Siemens: development and application of chargers for vehicles, as well as the intelligent charging system
  • SENAI CIMATEC: development and application of bodies considering 100% electric implements for vehicles, such as aerial basket for maintenance of the electrical network
  • GESEL / UFRJ: academic arm of the project, which will carry out studies on environmental impacts, regulation and incentives, user experience, among others.

About VW Trucks and Buses

A member of the TRATON Group, VW Caminhoes e Onibus is the manufacturer of the commercial vehicles Volkswagen and MAN, one of the largest manufacturers of trucks and buses in Latin America. Since 1981, when it started operations, reaching the top of the market, respecting and satisfying customers' needs, has always been the automaker's focus. And that is exactly what it offers its customers: tailored products and excellent after-sales service. The company is also a reference in technological innovations. The company always seeks solutions that reduce the environmental impact and help to preserve the environment. For more than 35 years, the manufacturer has maintained its commitment to develop vehicles that exceed customer requirements - wherever they run, whether on Brazilian, Latin American or African roads.

About CPFL Energia

CPFL Energia, which has been in the electricity sector for 107 years, operates in the distribution, generation, commercialization and services segments. Since January 2017, the Group has been part of State Grid, a Chinese state-owned company that is the fifth largest business organization in the world and the largest electricity company, serving 88% of the Chinese territory and with operations in Italy, Australia, Portugal , Philippines and Hong Kong .

With a 14% share, CPFL Energia is one of the largest companies in the distribution market, totaling more than 9.8 million customers in 696 cities, between the states of São Paulo, Rio Grande do Sul, Minas Gerais and Paraná. In commercialization, it is one of the leaders in the free market, with a market share of 4%. It is a leader in the commercialization of incentive energy for free customers among the traders.

In generation, it is the third largest private agent in the country, with a portfolio based on clean and renewable sources, such as large hydroelectric plants, wind farms, biomass thermal plants, Small Hydroelectric Plants (PCH) and solar plant. Considering the shareholding in CPFL Renováveis ​​(99.94%), the largest generation company in Latin America from alternative energy sources, the CPFL Group's installed capacity reached 4,304 MW, at the end of September 2019.

CPFL Energia has shares listed on B3's Novo Mercado. The Group also occupies a prominent position in art and culture, among the largest Brazilian investors, through the CPFL Institute.

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About VW Trucks and Buses

Manufacturer of the commercial vehicles Volkswagen and MAN, VW Trucks and Buses is one of the largest manufacturers of trucks and buses in Latin America. Since 1981, when it started its operations, reaching the top of the market, respecting and satisfying customers' needs, has always been the focus of the automaker. And that is exactly what it offers its customers: tailor-made products and excellent after-sales service. The company is also a reference in technological innovations. The company always seeks solutions that reduce the environmental impact and help to preserve the environment. For more than 35 years, the manufacturer has maintained its commitment to develop vehicles that exceed customer requirements - wherever they drive, whether on Brazilian, Latin American or African roads.

About the TRATON GROUP TRATON

SE is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG and one of the world's leading manufacturers of commercial vehicles under the brands MAN, Scania, Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus and RIO. In 2019, the brands of GRUPO TRATON sold a total of around 242,000 vehicles. Its products include light commercial vehicles, trucks and buses manufactured at 29 production and assembly sites in 17 countries. The company had a workforce of around 82,700 employees worldwide on its commercial vehicle brands, as of December 31, 2019. The group's goal is to transform the transportation system through products, services and partnership with its customers.

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