Enel X, the e-mobility subsidiary of Italy’s energy group Enel, is expanding into China. Enel X China has opened an office in Shanghai and will offer its charging infrastructure products and services in the world’s largest EV market.
Enel X China says their local office will work with Chinese carmakers, commercial, industrial and residential customers, electric utilities, as well as energy markets. The product range bases on Enel’s JuiceBox technology, also known from other markets.
On the ground, Enel X China aims to broaden further and diversify its offering to include vehicle-grid services “supporting the intelligent grid and electricity market products in line with the evolution of clean energy development frameworks in China,” according to Enel.
Francesco Venturini, CEO of Enel X, stated his belief that Enel X could make a “significant contribution to these sustainable goals” in China.
The company is also active in Europe and the USA. To date, Enel X claims to manage 6 GW of total capacity globally and 116 MW of storage capacity installed worldwide. That is around 140,000 public and private EV charging points around the globe. The new branch in China has yet to state concrete goals for the expansion, but it appears as if services could include both private as well as larger public charging infrastructure.
In Europe, Enel X offers public charging, also bolstered by its roots in Enel, which used to be Italy’s state-owned energy supplier. Now a global company, the e-mobility business is being run differently in different markets. In the US, Enel X is focussing on residential customers and private business as Giovanni Bertolino, responsible for Enel X North America, described when talking to electrive earlier this year.
Enel X also offers public charging in South and Central America, where its first charging corridor includes 220 JuiceBox charging points in eleven countries.
The latest iteration of the JuiceBox charge point aims at private charging infrastructure and will come to market in Italy first.