- The partnership that will allow Enel X to test and develop charging technologies for electric racing and regular cars on Rome's race track has been renewed for three years
Rome, November 12th, 2020 – Enel X to continue working with the circuit managed by ACI Vallelunga for the creation of Italy's first e-mobility Hub and Smart Racing Circuit. Enel Group's global business line dedicated to innovative products and digital solutions has renewed its partnership with the racetrack to develop and test charging technologies for electric cars and for motorsport. Thanks to the length of its track, the Vallelunga circuit electric allows electric vehicles to be charged and discharged effectively and safely, making it the ideal place for Enel X to carry out compatibility tests on cars with all the existing charging infrastructures and those being developed. In fact, over 20 electric car models will be tested at Vallelunga every year and the Enel X Lab will also be conducting power quality tests, maintaining network stability.
“The renewal of our partnership with Vallelunga strengthens a union which, over recent years, has enabled Enel X to become a reference point in the motorsport sector and to promote the spread of electric mobility throughout the country,” said Alberto Piglia, Head of e-mobility for Enel X. “The Vallelunga circuit is, for its long history and the expertise of the team of professionals who work there, a strategic hub for the development of charging technologies, which is why we are confident that, over the coming years, it can further boost the growth and spread of electric mobility in sporting events as well as in the everyday use of electric vehicles.”
“First of all, we express our gratitude for entrusting us. We are also pleased to be able to continue our collaboration with Enel X and to offer our facilities for the important activity of developing motorsport and electric mobility projects,” said Carlo Alessi, President of ACI Vallelunga S.p.A. “Thanks to the technologies which Enel X has provided to our facilities, the race track is now considered a cutting-edge facility throughout Europe for its research and development activities, for the testing, presentation and launch of electric vehicles.”
Enel X will install high-capacity chargers (up to 120 kW) inside the pits of the Vallelunga race track, which will be able to charge seven vehicles at the same time. These cutting-edge high chargers will contribute to make Vallelunga Italy's first Smart Racing Circuit. In addition, in the areas of the Vallelunga race track, Safe Driving Center and Congress Center, as well as the Lainate (Milan) track and Safe Driving Center, also run by ACI Vallelunga, 25 additional kinds of charging infrastructures are already available for employees and visitors of the circuit who have an electric vehicle, and three of these, located at the entrance to the tracks, are open to the public.
Inside the Vallelunga Safe Driving Center, the X-Room will be created, a space devoted to Enel X electric mobility, usable as a conference room and where one can retrace the main technological improvements of the past 20 years thanks to accounts and reproductions of all of the charging infrastructures developed by the company. Enel X is a partner of the Safe Driving Centers where it organizes electric vehicle training activities.
Enel X is Enel’s global business line dedicated to the development of innovative products and digital solutions in the sectors where energy is showing the highest potential for transformation: cities, homes, industry, and electric mobility. The company is a global leader in the advanced energy solution sector, managing services such as demand response for more than 6 GW of total capacity at a worldwide level and 110 MW of storage capacity installed worldwide, as well as a leading player in the electric mobility sector, with over 140,000 public and private EV charging points made available around the globe.
ACI Vallelunga S.p.A. is the company owned by the Automobile Club d’Italia that started from the management of the Vallelunga racetrack and now manages the historic racetrack, recently renovated in its structures and functionalities, as well as Safe Driving activities with the management of the ACI-SARA Safe Driving Centers of Vallelunga-Rome and Lainate-Milan. Furthermore, the ACI Vallelunga structures are multifunctional and multidisciplinary centers, which host the launch, development, training and conference activities for the automotive market and beyond. Since 2010, the Vallelunga hub has started a process of modernization and technological efficiency, which involved the installation of a photovoltaic system that allows a production of equal to 130% of Vallelunga's energy needs.