Enel X opens Latin American charging corridor
Enel X has completed its first charging corridor in Central and South America. It includes 220 JuiceBox charging points in eleven countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Peru.
196 of these charging points are integrated into JuicePass, Enel X’s app. The new corridor will now enable long-distance travel by electric vehicles from the Mexican peninsula of Baja California to Ushuaia, a city in southern Argentina. “We have taken up the challenge of sending our crews to the most remote areas of Latin America,” says Francesco Venturini, CEO of Enel X. The infrastructure project is proof of how seriously Enel X takes its mission of promoting electric cars worldwide and enabling the widespread introduction of electric mobility.
Enel X draws attention to a special feature of the ‘Pan-American Charging Corridor’ in Panama. There, electric vehicles are charged at the charging points using 100% green energy from Enel Green Power’s Chiriqui solar power plant.
For Enel X, the charging corridor between Mexico and southern Argentina is not the first project in Latin America. In cooperation with BYD and Metbus, the Italian company already set up an electric bus corridor in the Chilean capital Santiago last year. This is one of the main routes in the metropolitan region, connecting a large number of communities. Specifically, the route runs through the nine municipalities of Maipú, Central Station, Santiago, Ñuñoa, Peñalolén, Pudahuel, Cerro Navia, Quinta Normal and Lo Prado.
In Europe, users of Enel X’s App JuicePass can now access a network of over 50,000 public charging points. These are mainly accessed via the Hubject platform. Worldwide, the energy company speaks of a network in the order of 130,000 charging points (public, private and commercial charging points). By 2022 Enel X plans to increase this number to 736,000 charging points. However, the company does not specify how the public and private charging points are to be distributed for this number.