Clean, Green Racing Thrills New Yorkers
There was no lack of breathtaking driving skills and neck and neck challenges in the closing race of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship that took place last weekend in New York City. The first car to cross the finish line of the final race was driven by Jean-Éric Vergne, the 28-year-old French driver who last Saturday became the new ABB FIA Formula E World Champion. This was a branded success for Enel X, the Official Smart Charging Partner of the championship for zero emission single-seaters.
Our Group is increasingly consolidating its brand in North America. In addition to working behind the scenes we will now be lining up center stage: from 2019 we will not only be managing the energy charge of the races through smart meters and large storage systems, but we will also be charging the electric vehicles. A great technological challenge awaits us.
Enel X Head of Flexibility, North America
Enel X’s Solutions: Smart Meters, Storage, and Juice Stations
The winners’ podium of the three-day, zero-impact Grand Prix in New York featured all the tones of Enel X purple, which colored the thrilling competition with its solutions. The trackside smart meters and large storage systems paved the way for the Enel X charging infrastructures: Enel X JuiceStation Fast and Enel X JuiceBox. JuiceStation Fast is capable of charging two vehicles at the same time in just 30 minutes. The latest generation infrastructure has a capacity of up to 50 kW and is equipped with 3G connectivity for remote monitoring and maintenance. Enel X JuiceBox is the home charging station for private garages, where owners can charge their e-vehicles simply and conveniently.
Innovation and Sustainability in the City That Never Sleeps
The thrilling race passed through the Cruise Terminal in the ex-industrial area of Red Hook, in the heart of Brooklyn in a celebration of innovation and sustainability, the cornerstones of the Enel X philosophy. The 20 electric single-seaters raced at over 200 km/h along the city circuit, passing departure docks for cruise ships, lofts and art galleries in an area that embodies urban transformation. New York, the city that never sleeps, is a metropolis in constant evolution and one that is focusing on e-mobility. Only last year, Mayor Bill De Blasio announced a project to install charging hubs for e-vehicles in each of the city’s five boroughs, adding that 20% of registered cars will be electric by 2015.
A Central Role
The technological solutions provided by Enel X played a central role not only on the circuit, but also during events aimed at guests, partners and employees. The agenda included a tour of the Marcus Garvey Village in Brooklyn, a residential complex of 625 apartments served by a microgrid powered by solar energy and equipped with a storage system -- a perfect example of the expertise and commitment of Enel X in the field of renewable energy sources and advanced technologies.