Enel launches new global emobility business, Enel X Way
The Enel Group has restructured its global electric mobility business line, formerly known as Enel X e-Mobility, which is now known as Enel X Way. Enel is a Fortune 200 energy company that plans to decarbonize its business by 2040, and its new global business, Enel X Way, will focus exclusively on developing EV charging solutions and services to accelerate the adoption of EVs for consumers, companies, cities, and governments. The business is currently active in 17 countries across North and South America, Europe, and Asia and manages over 320,000 public and private charging ports directly and through roaming agreements.
Elisabetta Ripa has become the global Enel X Way CEO. Before heading Enel X Way globally, Elisabetta Ripa led Enel’s Open Fiber business and has held numerous management positions within the telecom industry. She’s led mergers and acquisitions and was recognized as one of Forbes’ "most successful women” in Italy in 2019. She currently serves on the board of Telenor, a leading telecommunications company in the Nordics and Asia that serves 182 million customers.
In North America, Enel X Way is headquartered in the heart of the Bay Area in San Carlos, California and will support the rapidly increasing demand for electric vehicles and smart EV charging infrastructure with its portfolio of EV charging solutions, including the award-winning JuiceBox, which this year was recognized by CNET, Car and Driver and others as the “best overall EV charger.” According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, EV sales in North America were up 88% in Q4 2021, bringing the EV share of new car sales to 6.8% that quarter – the highest yet for the region. With more than 110,000 charging stations deployed across North America, EV drivers plug into an Enel X Way charging station every 2.6 seconds, and since launching its flagship consumer product in 2014, JuiceBox customers have avoided more than 510 tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
Enel X Way North America will scale up smart electric vehicle charging solutions and mobility services to support an all-electric transportation future. Under the new business, Enel X Way will expand its portfolio of award-winning smart EV charging solutions to further increase charging accessibility for consumers, companies, cities and governments.
Under the new business line, Enel X Way North America is committed to accelerating a sustainable transportation future for all, expanding its portfolio of solutions to include more commercial charging stations and growing its workforce with new highly skilled jobs to meet the evolving market needs. To help new EV drivers and businesses go electric, Enel X Way now offers 24/7 customer support and is helping customers leverage hundreds of millions of available incentive dollars across the United States and Canada as part of state, local and utility programs.
To further promote the spread of electric mobility, Enel X Way will strengthen its numerous partnerships around the world with electric vehicle manufacturers, private companies and public institutions and will leverage an ‘interoperable system’ by participating in roaming agreements and joint ventures to ensure that customers have access to an extensive and ubiquitous charging experience throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia. This spring, Enel X Way will be launching new retail, automotive and utility partnerships, adding to its roster of commercial customers since releasing its commercial product line in 2020.
About Enel X Way North America
Enel X Way is a global leader in smart electric vehicle charging solutions and services with over 320,000 charging ports worldwide, including roaming agreements. As a subsidiary of Fortune 200 renewable energy leader, the Enel Group, Enel X Way is committed to providing smart mobility solutions for drivers, businesses and partners to make driving electric simple. Enel X Way's flagship home charging station, the JuiceBox, has been named the "best EV charger overall" in 2022 by CNET and Car and Driver. For more information, please visit our Enel X Way North American and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @enelxwayna.