As seen in Long Way Up, the new documentary series that follows Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman as they ride electric motorcycles from Argentina to California, there is a need for electric vehicle charging infrastructure everywhere people drive. Enel X was honored to provide support by installing 240 JuiceBox EV charging ports in 11 countries along the Pan American route Mr. McGregor and Mr. Boorman drove from Ushuaia, Argentina to Los Angeles. Most of this charging network is now available through the mobile app to anyone who needs to charge their EV in these locations, and for people who want to follow the Long Way Up route on their own road trip.
With the rapid adoption of electric vehicles, there is a corresponding need to ensure that there is sufficient infrastructure in place to support the increasing demand for EV charging stations. In addition to residential charging stations, public charging stations are a critical piece of the puzzle, providing drivers with an easy connection to a network of EV chargers for longer drives. While a lot of attention has been focused on establishing EV charging networks across the United States, electric mobility is a global market and charging infrastructure at home, work and in public is critical to supporting widespread adoption of EVs.
To encourage and support EV adoption across the Americas, Enel X is a leading EV infrastructure provider in the region and to support the Long Way Up route added to its newwork the first Pan American EV charging corridor from Ushuaia, Argentina to Los Angeles, California. Enel X installed JuiceBox charging stations with smart charging technology approximately every 100 miles with more than 200 charging ports installed across 11 countries. Installing smart charging technology in all types of locations, from tiny villages to major cities, required plenty of scouting, local partners recruitment and troubleshooting, and it was a great experience.