Enel X is working with Biogen to electrify the biotechnology company’s employee commercial fleet. The cooperation will see Biogen employees supplied with an Enel X JuiceBox smart home charging station, and software to manage the electric fleet.
As a member of the Climate Group’s EV100, Biogen is committed to transitioning its global fleet of over 1,000 vehicles to electric vehicles by 2025.
Biogen will match vehicle energy usage with 100% renewable electricity through Enel X’s JuiceEco. Through the collaboration, Enel X is providing Biogen with a turnkey fleet management solution. This will include JuiceBox smart charging stations and JuiceNet Fleet IoT software to manage the electric fleet through optimised charging times, and remote access control for station monitoring, as well as real-time monitoring and reporting.
“Many of the world’s largest companies are embracing the next major evolution in sustainability commitments by electrifying their fleets,” said Giovanni Bertolino, Head of e-Mobility, Enel X North America. “Enel X is expanding take-home fleet solutions for Fortune 1000 companies as they pursue decarbonization strategies. Our relationship with Biogen will play a significant role in helping the company meet its electrification commitments, reduce emissions and deliver cost savings.”
The American multinational biotechnology company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts says it already achieved carbon neutrality in 2014. Electrifying the Biogen fleet of 1,000 electric vehicles around the world should represent emissions reductions of at least 7,000 pounds CO2 per EV per year. The agreement with Enel X should provide Biogen with the cleanest charging option for its take-home fleet and reduce Biogen’s fleet operating costs over the lifetime of the EVs. The two companies point out that their cooperation will help balance the grid by utilising off-peak charging, as well as generating bill savings for the customer and reducing strain on the grid during peak periods.