Enel X is expanding its EV charging network to more than 50,000 public charging points by starting eRoaming connectivity with charging point operator, Last Mile Solutions as well as has·to·be and E.ON.
Through the framework of the Hubject e-mobility platform, this now allows Enel X JuicePass app users to charge their EVs, without signing new contracts, in the charging points operated by Last Mile Solutions, has·to·be and E.ON, on a network of around 20,000 additional charging points in Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands.
"Enel X is now adding around 20,000 charging points to the JuicePass network reaching more than 50,000," said Enel X CEO, Francesco Venturini.
"This is in line with our strategy: we continue to execute our vision of creating a smooth charging experience throughout Europe, exploiting the potential for simplification and ease of use through the enabling technology of eRoaming, offered by Hubject.
"Through our interoperability partners, as well as through our own network, we connect the entire Mediterranean area from the heel of Italy's boot to the northern part of Europe, allowing our customers to start moving on European roads again and enjoy summer vacation with no hurdles.
"We do this by guaranteeing an increasingly widespread network and by developing new products that can meet the needs of cross-country mobility and fast and ultra-fast charging. Furthermore, we've recently reached a major milestone in our public charging network deployment plan in Italy, which now crossed the threshold of 10,000 charging points installed and operated by Enel X."
JuicePass customers will now be able to use the app and cross borders with one single interface from the Nordics through Germany, Austria and Switzerland on trips to Italy.
Through its own investments and interoperability agreements, Enel X is expected to increase its network of public and private charging points available worldwide to around 736,000 by 2022 from around 130,000 available today.
Interoperability, or eRoaming, is a structural component of the Enel X mission to create charging solutions for all types of use (home, office, transit) that are accessible through a single point of access, namely Enel X's JuicePass app.
The app is the single interface for Enel X customers to charge at home and the office as well as to access Enel X's and its partners' public charging points network.
The Hubject e-mobility joint venture was founded in 2012. Headquartered in Berlin, its shareholders are, alongside Enel X: BMW Group, Bosch, EnBW, Mercedes Benz, Innogy, Siemens and the Volkswagen Group.