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Enel, Eni join forces on electric car charging in Italy

Enel, Eni join forces on electric car charging in Italy
Enel, Eni join forces on electric car charging in Italy   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021   -  
By Reuters

<div> <p><span class="caps">MILAN</span> – Energy groups Enel and Eni have reached an agreement to allow electric car drivers to recharge vehicles using the two companies’ infrastructure networks across Italy.</p> <p>Enel’s energy e-service unit Enel X and Eni’s Be Charge operate Italy’s main electric vehicle (EV) charging networks with around 20,000 charging points.</p> <p>Under the agreement consumers will be able to use charging points from their smartphones using Enel X, Be Charge and Eni Apps.</p> <p>“The interoperability of charging infrastructures is a fundamental element in the strategy to spread electric mobility in Italy,” Enel X head of e-mobility Federico Caleno said.</p> <p>Enel, which has more than 13,000 EV charging points, is keen to speed up the development of its e-mobility business and has said it could spin off and even list its network of charging stations.</p> <p>Be Charge, part of Be Power which was bought by Eni earlier this year, is owned by Eni’s retail and renewables unit that is planning to list next year.</p> <p/> </div>