“By joining Hubject, we are taking electric mobility to the next level. We are expanding Enel X’s role of global e-mobility Service Provider, by increasingly supplying charging services beyond our network. The overall aim is to offer electric vehicle drivers the possibility to fill up their batteries without having to worry about who their provider is, or about being abroad. The necessary precondition to the spread of electric mobility is simplifying the lives of those who want to join this revolution, and we are fully committed to the challenge”
Enel X, a leading provider of smart charging solutions, has been rolling out its own public charging networks in Italy, Spain and Romania for a total of around 8,000 charging points, in line with its announced targets that also include the installation of private charging points. Overall, Enel X is expected to increase its number of public and private charging points worldwide to 455,000 by 2021 from around 60,000 today, with the aim to support the uptake of EVs and the decarbonisation of the transport sector. Towards this aim, Enel X has also closed several interoperability agreements to broaden the public charging network available to its customers throughout Europe, expanding its reach as e-mobility Service Provider into Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
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. This 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 point network and, eventually, the overall Hubject network.
The Hubject e-mobility joint venture was founded in 2012. Its shareholders are BMW Group, Bosch, Daimler, EnBW, Innogy, Siemens, the Volkswagen Group and now Enel X. The joint venture boasts over 600 business partners as well as 200,000 interoperable charging points in Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, China, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, the Republic of Korea, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Hubject’s headquarters are located in Berlin, with business units in the United States (Los Angeles) and China (Shanghai).