World : Italy's Enel courts more carmakers in e-car charge

MILAN (Reuters) - Italy’s Enel is in touch with a number of carmakers including Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) as the power utility steps up efforts to benefit from the e-car boom through its recharging technologies.

Enel, which is rolling out a recharging network for electric cars across Italy, has already signed deals with Nissan and Audi to use its technology and services in some of their models.

It is now discussing options with other manufacturers, Enel’s e-Mobility division head Alberto Piglia told Reuters.

“We have talked to the head of innovation at Fiat and if things progress we will talk even more,” he said.

Power utilities across Europe are vying for position in the fast-growing business of charging stations as carmakers commit to move their fleets to full or hybrid-electric drive trains. 


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Smart Grid Bulletin July 2019

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