Enel X has secured funding for the AMBRA-Electrify Europe project (AMBRA-E for short) that it coordinates. This project involves investments of 70.75 million euros and includes the construction of more than 3,000 charging stations in Italy, Spain and Romania by 2022.
The plan is to install AC chargers with up to 22 kW as well as DC fast-charging stations (50 kW) and ultra-fast stations with up to 350 kW. The charging subsidiary of the Italian Enel Group has secured funding from the European Commission for this purpose, which will be channelled through the Executive Agency for Innovation and Networks (INEA) and the European Investment Bank (EIB). Enel X is also contributing funds of its own to the project.
The INEA grant is listed as being for 14.15 million euros, the remaining funding is not broken down in detail. The EIB’s unspecified share comes from a grant announced in 2018 for the construction of a total of 14,000 public charging points in Italy.
Under AMBRA-E, a total of 3,000 charging points are to be built with local companies, “particularly along seven core network corridors of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T)”. The press release does not indicate how many charging points per station are planned and what connections the DC chargers will have – nor does it specify the exact distribution of AC and DC charging points. Billing is to be carried out via Enel X’s well-known Juice Pass app or the company’s roaming partners – ad hoc payments will also be possible for non-registered users.
With reporting by Sebastian Schaal, Germany.
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