Eni gas e luce and Be Charge have signed an agreement which will provide for Italy’s nationwide installation of co-branded public charging stations for electric vehicles.
The charging station will be powered by renewable energy, supplied by Eni gas e luce, certified by guarantees of European origin, fed into the grid and produced by plants powered 100 per cent by renewable sources.
The joint commitment, the growth of the charging network and the increasingly cutting-edge services aim to accelerate the transition to increasingly sustainable and electric mobility.
From March 2021, all electric car owners in Italy will benefit from a 50 per cent discount on the first charge at one of these stations using the Be Charge charging app. Further benefits will be given to Eni gas e luce customers.
Be Charge is currently the second largest national operator of the charging network in Italy in terms of size and power.
The agreement will further accelerate the growth of the infrastructure which currently has over 3,000 charging points installed and over 3,500 under construction, both in alternating current from 22 kilowatts (kW) and in direct current with powers from 75 kW to 300 kW.
Thanks to the partnership with Be Charge, Eni gas e luce adds public charging columns to its range of products for electric vehicles.
In 2019, Eni gas e luce officially entered the sustainable mobility sector with E-start, an offer dedicated to residential and business customers. The offer includes Wallbox, the wall-mounted charging solution compatible with all electric car models, and E-Start Hubs, that offers services for charging electric cars and corporate fleets that can be customised according to the needs of your business.
CEO of Eni gas e luce, Alberto Chiarini, said thanks to Be Charge, Eni gas e luce adds the possibility to recharge electric cars on public ground to its range of services dedicated to electric mobility, launched a year ago.
“Through this partnership, we want to allow electric cars owners to recharge their cars wherever they are, even if they are away from home or from their office,” he said.
“Our focus is to promote sustainable mobility, a key element for the energy transition and which we want to contribute through the deployment of charging systems and infrastructure for their management. In addition, we will provide the Be Charge charging points with electricity from 100 per cent renewable sources,” Mr Chiarini commented.