“The electric car exists, it is a reality, and we have seen its benefits in economic terms”
In an interview with Affari Italiani, Starace underlined how the outlook confirms that "What until recently was just a vision, as of today is something that is tangible as well as feasible.” Energy from renewable sources not only creates benefits for the environment, but also for the economy. It’s therefore necessary to "focus on new technologies," as Enel has been doing for a number of years. Besides, the numbers show that "this path is good both for the company and for the planet.”
In the interview the Enel CEO also focused on electric mobility, which was the subject of an ad hoc study “The Electric Vehicle Outlook 2019,” which integrates the BNEF report. As Starace says "The electric car exists, it's a reality.” According to the study’s forecasts, the number of electric vehicles in circulation will exceed 500 million by 2050 (currently there are more than 5 million). Around 2025 the price of full electric cars will be in line with that of traditional vehicles, while in 2040 57% of new vehicles will be electric. Moreover, the public recharging infrastructure grew by 20% over the course of 2018: China is the leader (304 thousand charging points) followed by Europe (190 thousand), while the USA is still at 61 thousand. These numbers are expected to grow further over the coming years.
In conclusion, Francesco Starace talked about the energy transition: "It will happen quickly and we believe that this is a step forward to a cleaner world, with a lower environmental impact, which will be open to all.”
Enel editorial staff