Nowadays there are around 9,000 e-cars on Italy’s roads, but it estimated that by 2020 this figure will have grown to over 115,000. These figures form the basis for Our Group’s plans, as explained by Alberto Piglia, head of the Enel XC e-Mobility division, in the Reuters interview
. Around 80% of the Enel Group network is in urban areas, a detail that has stimulated a dialogue between the company and locations in the distribution chain like supermarkets and filling stations, with the aim of identifying strategic sites for the installation of charging points. Enel and the Ambrosetti consultancy firm estimate that by 2040 e-cars could represent over 50% of world car sales. Energy suppliers throughout Europe are placing increasing emphasis on the charging point business, while manufacturers are focusing production on totally electric or hybrid vehicles.