Italy and the “e-Mobility Revolution” at The European House - Ambrosetti Forum


Italian electric mobility has arrived in Cernobbio on Lake Como. At the press conference held on 2 September at Villa d’Este, the venue for the The European House-Ambrosetti Forum, the key points of the “e-Mobility Revolution” were presented. The report is the most complete national study produced, thanks to the collaboration between Enel and the think tank that organizes the internationally renowned event that is now in its 43rd edition.

Taking place from 1-3 September, the Forum this year has the title “Intelligence on the World, Europe, and Italy”. Since 1975 the event has been host to the leading exponents of international institutions, from heads of state to Nobel Prize winners, in order to anticipate the transformations of the global economy.

Italy is set to become a key player in the coming years of a new “revolution”, capable of generating in the market for electric vehicles and related business, a cumulative revenue of between 24 and 100 billion euros by 2025 and between 68 and 303 billion euros by 2030.

These are some of the estimates contained in the report presented at the press conference by Francesco Starace, CEO of Enel, together with Francesco Venturini, Head of Enel e-Solutions, Patrizia Grieco, Enel President , Valerio De Molli, Managing Partner of The European House – Ambrosetti and Maria Chiara Carrozza, member of the 3rd Commission for European foreign affairs of the Italian Chamber of Deputies and Full Professor of Industrial Bioengineering at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA) in Pisa.

The study showed that in Italy the number of electric vehicles grew at an annual rate of 41% between 2005 and 2016 and that the growth was also notable for the number of vehicles available, with 9829 in circulation (+60% compared with last year).

The study, presented in detail on 3 September, the final day of the event, does not represents finishing point, however, but rather a beginning: thanks to the introduction of the Electric Transport Index (ETI) to measure regional and metropolitan performance, and also the first ever mapping of the Italian Value Chain (160 thousand companies for 823 thousands e-Mobility passengers), in the future it will be possible to develop increasingly accurate and reliable estimates. This represents a fundamental step for the development of a medium to long-term vision also concerning the national policies that are positive for the industry, which today has two key reference points in China and Norway.

Time is of the essence and international competition is fierce, but the e-Mobility Revolution is now up and running on four wheels.