Formula E, Gone With The Wind

Published on Tuesday, 7 March 2017

“The partnership with Formula E allows us to test all these solutions on a tough test bench, in extreme conditions: during the Grand Prix, everything must work perfectly and be fast and reliable, with a margin of error reduced to the minimum”

– Livio Gallo, Head of Infrastructure & Networks Global Business at ENEL

Gallo added, “The Formula E Grand Prix provides the ideal conditions to fine-tune technologies, develop them as best as possible and dramatically reduce the time to their large-scale application. We are already able to design better electricity grids, more advanced energy distribution systems, batteries that charge more quickly, and more efficient and less expensive electric mobility. And the dream of smart cities, which until a short time ago seemed futuristic, is increasingly at hand."

The Buenos Aires event was particularly significant for Enel, since it was the first to be held in a country where the company has a distribution network serving over 2.5 million customers. And it is precisely for the benefit of the latter that, in the area of the Puerto Madero circuit, Enel set up its large white stand (visited, among others, by the Italian ambassador to Buenos Aires, the Director of Enel Latin America, Luca D'Agnese, and the Energy Ministers of Argentina and Chile), where it invited the public to touch the future - in the form of electric bikes and motorcycles, and innovative energy solutions like the Vehicle 2 Grid technology - which in some cases is already part of the present.