Volkswagen Group and Enel X Way, the Enel Group company dedicated to electric mobility, have launched Eviva. This equal joint venture was created with the aim of contributing to the development of electric mobility in Italy by deploying a high-power charging network (HPC – High Power Charging) that combines reliability and high capillarity throughout the territory. With today’s announcement and opening of Ewiva’s first premium charging station in Rome, Enel and Volkswagen Groups reaffirm their desire to continue their successful collaboration to create a complete ecosystem in the electricity sector. electromobility in Italy.
Thomas Schmall, Member of the Volkswagen Group Management Board in charge of New Technologies and CEO of Volkswagen Group Components, said: “To ensure the success of electric vehicles, it is necessary to develop the charging infrastructure. Enel and Volkswagen, two strong partners from different sectors, have joined forces to work towards the success of electromobility in Italy. »
“The creation of this joint venture represents a new step in the ongoing efforts undertaken by Enel X Way and the Enel Group to develop electric mobility in Italy by deploying an innovative high-power charging network. The ultimate goal is to help make electric vehicles the first choice for motorists. As part of this process, and in line with the strategy adopted by Enel X Way to develop public charging infrastructure, we are using an open approach, in particular by making our charging network available to all mobility service providers and electric vehicle drivers, regardless of manufacturer. »said Elisabetta Ripa, CEO of Enel X Way.
Today, Eviva has deployed the largest ultra-fast charging network in Italy, with 750 charging points, some of which are currently awaiting activation, spread over 233 stations, adding approximately 17,000 charging point already operated by Enel X Way. The joint venture plans to install charging points at a total of 500 sites by the end of 2023. The goal is to reach, by 2025, a total of 3,000 charging points powered by 100 energies. % renewable, each with a capacity of up to 350 kW. In total, Ewiva will operate more than 800 stations located mainly in city centers and suburbs, but also on main roads used by motorists on their way home and by tourists. Drivers of all types of electric vehicles, regardless of manufacturer, will benefit from the HPC network deployed by the joint venture.
Ewiva inaugurated on December 13, 2022 in Rome (Via Flaminia, 871) its first premium charging station with a reception lounge open to all customers and 14 ultra-fast charging points, with a unit capacity of up to 300 kW. The station’s roof is equipped with photovoltaic panels manufactured at Enel’s Gigafactory 3Sun site in Sicily.
Enel X Way is the new company of the Enel group dedicated to electromobility. Today, Enel X Way operates in 16 countries and manages nearly 430,000 charging points worldwide, directly or through roaming agreements with partner operators. A global platform dedicated to electromobility, the company intends to develop flexible charging technologies and solutions to improve the customer experience and work towards the electrification of transportation for individuals, professionals, cities and towns. public administrations.
With the NEW AUTO strategy, the Volkswagen Group has placed charging and energy management solutions at the heart of its business. The company invests, like no other car manufacturer, in the development of fast charging networks that are open to the public around the world. By 2025, almost 45,000 high power charging points (HPC) should be created in Europe, China and the United States, in cooperation with our partners. The offer includes all charging solutions for individuals and businesses: wall charging stations for businesses, ultra-fast charging stations, charging services and innovative and smart pricing for the supply of green electricity. The next step for Volkswagen is to turn the electric car into a mobile power unit integrated into the energy system to create additional added value for owners of electric cars.