Green Vehicles Get Motoring

Published on Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Green vehicles, be they electric, hybrid, plug-in or micro-hybrid, are proliferating, and an increasing number of automotive manufacturers offer solutions that reduce vehicles' impact on the environment, fuel consumption and powering costs. The road transport revolution that is taking place around the world thanks to sustainable mobility could reduce emissions and pollution to an extent that would have been unthinkable up to a few years ago. 

Energy companies are leading the development of e-mobility, and Enel has been working on the leading edge for more than six years. Its fast charging systems, standardisation of protocols and agreements with local authorities and other companies aimed at developing an interoperable infrastructure are testament to a commitment to sustainable mobility that includes charging dealing for motorists.

Enel's e-mobility projects are being carried out across Europe and Latin America and the Group is offering new technology and offers for drivers of electric vehicles. The five different Enel Drive solutions enable a flexible and secure electric car charge for Italian households and businesses through deals based on consumption levels or flat, fixed price deals. In Spain meanwhile, Endesa offers Solución Integral, whose "all-inclusive" price also includes the installation of a home charging station, technical assistance and feasibility consultancy, modeled on similar deals in Italy.

There is a large number of bodies involved in sustainable mobility, with public institutions, research centres, automotive manufacturers and IT and energy companies forming a complex supply chain ranging from vehicle and component manufacturing to the definition of legal frameworks, the standardisation of systems and protocols and the development of distribution and charging infrastructure. Each of these face a number of technological, environmental and market-related challenges, and all need to propose consumer-friendly solutions.