Enel and Audi join forces on electric mobility

Enel and Audi join forces on electric mobility

Enel and Audi return to Cortina to introduce a range of services for the new Audi e-tron, a fully electric SUV

Published on JANUARY 26, 2018

A skiing competition

A month on from the agreement reached by the two companies, Enel and Audi returned to Cortina in Northern Italy for the Women’s Alpine Skiing World Cup to showcase the new Audi e-tron, the company’s first fully-electric SUV. To make the “electric” driving experience even more pleasurable and efficient, Enel and the Municipality of Cortina have also begun installing throughout the area two types of public charging stations, referred to as Quick and Fast. Cortina d’Ampezzo was, in fact, one of the first local councils to sign up to the National Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Plan, presented by the Enel Group last November at the Vallelunga Circuit.  The creation of an electric mobility infrastructure network in Italy’s leading skiing locality sends an important message showcasing the use of e-cars outside of the urban context, while also extending the facilities offered to tourists who already drive electric vehicles. 

A bundle package

The deal signed by Enel and Audi Italia offers a turnkey solution to drivers who are interested in new sustainable technologies. Customers, be they private individuals, professionals or small firms, that purchase the new Audi e-tron from next autumn will have access to a bundle package, which includes services and charging infrastructure, available at the German car manufacturer’s dealerships. Furthermore, consultancy will also be offered to evaluate the possibility of installing private charging stations and to respond to enquiries about upgrading the power of the vehicles, in addition to the supply and installation of wallbox systems.
Audi e-tron drivers will also have access to Enel’s public charging infrastructure through a dedicated profile on the e-go Ricarica App, providing them with an integrated, environmentally friendly, ready-to-go solution. Enel X Chairman and CEO Francesco Venturini presided over the Women’s Alpine Skiing World Cup prize-giving ceremony and presented the winners with three e-bikes. He also expressed his pleasure at the Group’s presence in Cortina and the wide-ranging commitment to developing electric mobility.   

With more to come

Venturini also spoke about the projects that Enel X is developing in collaboration with the Fondazione Cortina in view of the 2021 Alpine Skiing World Championships. The initiatives include the supply of 20 e-bikes and the creation of new infrastructure at hotels and restaurants for both public and private use.  Thanks to Enel and Audi’s joint effort, it seems that the “Queen of the Dolomites” is becoming a genuine test bed for innovation, sustainability and performance.