Enel X Way partners with Toyota to develop sustainable mobility in Italy
Rome – WEBWIRE – Tuesday, January 24, 2023
- Enel X Way and Toyota Motor Italia have entered into a partnership to supply advanced solutions and technologies for charging electric cars at home.
- Developed by Enel X Way, WayBox Procellular, the new charging solution recently added to the range of accessories for electric and plug-in hybrid Toyota and Lexus vehicles, is a home charging station that can be connected to the network via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or Sim Card.
Enel X Way, the Enel Group’s company dedicated to electric mobility, and Toyota have just announced a new partnership, which means that anyone driving an electric or plug-in hybrid Toyota or Lexus will be able to use Enel X Way’s advanced solutions and technologies to charge their vehicle. The aim of this partnership is to build on the strategies implemented by the two companies, namely, to foster the development of electrified mobility in Italy by providing services that ensure people can enjoy their driving experience as easily and conveniently as possible.
“The agreement with Toyota proves just how important it is to build synergies with leading automotive manufacturers in order to provide customers with high-tech charging solutions that are easy to use for everyday commuting,” says Federico Caleno, CEO of Enel X Way Italia. “This partnership allows us to meet the growing demand for personal home charging systems, which are a key part of our core business along with our daily commitment to make Italy’s public charging network, which currently comprises 17,000 Enel X Way charging points, even more widespread and efficient.”
“We are extremely pleased to have partnered with Enel X Way, which will join us on our journey towards increasingly sustainable mobility,” says Luigi Ksawery Luca’, CEO at Toyota Motor Italia. “In order to achieve the goals set by the EU, it is becoming imperative for all key stakeholders to cooperate, not only institutions, but also all operators in the mobility and energy sector, and even individual citizens. In this respect, by working together with Enel X Way, we will be able to provide our customers with comprehensive solutions that can be used with peace of mind, which will therefore help to accelerate the transition to electric mobility.”
The 7.4 kW WayBox Procellular is the charging solution added to the accessory range of electric and plug-in hybrid Toyota and Lexus vehicles. It is a home charging station with a three-year warranty for Toyota and Lexus customers, which can be connected via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or SIM card to the control and monitoring platform of the Enel X Way charging infrastructure so as to provide remote assistance. Charging operations can be managed easily via the Enel X Way app. Toyota and Lexus customers will also have the chance to purchase, from dealers that are part of the Toyota and Lexus network, the JuicePack Street, a 1,385 kWh voucher for public vehicle charging, which can be used at Enel X Way and other charging stations that are interoperable with the Enel X Way app. The JuicePack Street voucher will be valid for 12 months and will include a charging station booking service and a charging card, which will be sent to the customer’s home address.
Enel X Way is the Enel Group’s company fully dedicated to electric mobility. Currently, Enel X Way operates in 16 countries and manages nearly 430,000 charging points, both directly through joint ventures such as Ewiva in Italy and through roaming agreements in place around the world. As a global platform for e-Mobility, the company is focused on developing flexible EV charging technologies and solutions to improve the customer experience and to enable the electrification of transport for consumers, businesses, cities and public administrations.
Toyota has been a leader in electrified mobility for over 25 years and has sold more than 21 million electrified cars worldwide. Toyota believes it is essential to offer the right electrified solution at the right time, all around the world. This is exactly why it has always taken a multi-technological approach, which involves developing all forms of electrification, be it zero-emission, such as battery-powered electric vehicles and electric vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cells (which are considered complementary), or ultra-low-emission vehicles, such as plug-in hybrid and full hybrid ones. This enables it to offer all customers worldwide an extensive range of solutions aimed at reducing CO2 emissions as much and as soon as possible. Specifically, according to Toyota, the latter will continue to play a crucial role because of its accessibility and full usability, since it does not depend on a charging infrastructure and ensures that polluting emissions remain very low (for example, more than 90% of nitrogen oxide emissions, i.e. NOx, are below the legal threshold).