Rome/Milan, January 24th, 2022 - Promoting the dissemination of electric mobility by installing charging points so the electric vehicles can be filled up while drivers are shopping. This is one of the objectives that has led Federdistribuzione and Enel, through the new global division dedicated to electric mobility, to sign a memorandum of understanding that opens the way to initiatives tailored to the energy transition.
“Through the agreement with Federdistribuzione, we aim to further expand our network in the coming years, which has more than 14,000 charging points throughout Italy,” said Federico Caleno, Head of Enel’s Italy Global Business Line dedicated to electric mobility “This is a strategic partnership that will allow people to make the most of the benefits of electric mobility, for example by charging their vehicles in the car parks connected to all the activities that are part of the Federdistribuzione network throughout Italy.”
“We think that sustainable mobility will be a reality when it becomes part of people’s everyday lives. The 60 million customers, as well as citizens, who enter our shops every week will increasingly rely on the availability of charging points, which are essential to contributing to this major transition to electric vehicles. Thanks to Enel’s technology and our network of shops, we can aim to create a true backbone of charging stations across Italy. This agreement also responds to a clear need for shared commitment to the energy transition, in line with the National Recovery and Resilience Plan. We need to give concrete form to projects along the lines set out in the plan, which needs to become a reality,” states Alberto Frausin, President of Federdistribuzione.
With a network of 15,600 sales outlets and car parking spaces ranging from several hundred up to 3,000 for large structures, Federdistribuzione member companies can potentially count on more than 500,000 available parking spaces. Enel’s charging stations, thanks to their different power levels, will make it possible to create a network that meets the needs of each customer and will give a further boost to the growth of e-Mobility throughout the country.
Enel is a multinational power company and a leading integrated player in the global power and renewables markets, as well as one of the main gas operators in the retail market. It is the largest European utility by ordinary EBITDA, and is present in over 30 countries worldwide, producing energy with around 89 GW of installed capacity. Enel distributes electricity through a network of over 2.2 million kilometers, and with around 75 million end users is the leading network operator globally1. On the occasion of Capital Markets Day 2021 and the presentation of the Enel Group’s 2022-2024 Strategic Plan, the creation of a Business Line dedicated to Electric Mobility was announced for the management of the approximately 245,0002 public and private charging points for electric vehicles available worldwide2 and the promotion and development of projects and services for the spread of e-mobility in the countries where the Enel Group operates.
1 Publicly owned operators not included.
2 Public and private charging points. It includes interoperability points.
Federdistribuzione, for over sixty years, has brought together and represented Modern Distribution companies, both food and non-food, which operate with networks of physical shops and through the new digital channels. Federdistribuzione member companies have a turnover of 67 billion euros (of which 9.6 billion euros is from franchising), accounting for 50% of the total turnover of Modern Distribution; they have a distribution network of more than 15,600 points of sale (6,000 of which are franchised), employ more than 220,000 people and represent 30% of the value of marketable consumption. Federdistribuzione operates at local, national and European level with activities aimed at creating the best conditions to foster the growth of companies and to contribute to the economic development of the country.