All of the 200 fast charging stations of 50kW each installed as part of the EVA+ project have gone on line, providing 400 charging points to customers on the main long-distance roads of Italy and Austria.
EVA+, or Electric Vehicles Arteries, is the European project for the development of electric mobility launched in 2016. It provided for the installation within three years of 200 fast charging stations, of which 180 in Italy and 20 in Austria, along the long-distance extra-urban roads of the two countries. The programme, co-financed by the European Commission under the “Connecting Europe Facility”, saw the collaboration of Enel as coordinator with main Austrian utility Verbund, with the country’s leading operator of charging networks, SMATRICS and some of the major automotive brands in the world such as Renault, Nissan, BMW Group and Volkswagen Group Italia, with the Volkswagen and Audi brands.
The EVA+ charging infrastructure in Italy was entirely developed and installed by Enel X, and with a capacity of up to 50kW, they allow for two vehicles to be charged at the same time in about 30 minutes. Each station is compatible with all models of electric cars currently on the market and complies with international standards in the field of e-mobility: CCS, CHAdeMO and Type 2.
The EVA+ fast charging stations are part of an extensive network in Italy and Austria that, from today, allows drivers to travel from Sicily to Austria in their electric cars with only short stops and no fear of running out of power.
Through the recent interoperability agreement between Enel X and SMATRICS, customers of the two companies will be able to access EVA+ charging points and the respective national charging networks without restrictions or territorial limits in the two countries. Moreover, through the advanced features of JuicePass, the new electric mobility app of Enel X, it is now even easier to charge electric vehicles at the project’s fast stations.