An interview at the wheel: Francesco Starace, Enel's Managing Director, is driving an electric car through the streets of Rome together with Maria Leitner, the anchorwoman of the Italian TV show Tg2 Motori, as he takes stock of the evolution of the e-mobility in Italy. Starace admits that “I’ve always believed that electricity would be increasingly important for cars. But I’d never have thought about the fact that I could drive an electric car, as I am doing now.” During the conversation he focuses on the opportunities for a revolution on this scale. “Every week we install 180 charging points for electric cars: e-mobility will make the transport world cleaner, cheaper and more efficient.”
Enel is increasingly committed to carrying out the “National Plan for the installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructures.” The plan provides for widespread coverage in all Italian regions. As Francesco Starace reiterated, this is necessary in order to encourage the use of e-mobility. “There are currently about 7 thousand charging points in Italy: in 2018 we installed 4 thousand. The rate is about 180 a week”, explains the CEO, who also discusses another advantage of the electric car: its convenience in terms of cost.
Every week we install 180 charging points for electric cars: e-mobility will make the transport world cleaner, cheaper and more efficient
Francesco Starace, Enel CEO
In the interview Francesco Starace also speaks about energy efficiency and the smart grid, something in which the Group is making major investments: “Italy is the first country in the world to have digitised the electricity distribution network, and this means that we have a great experience concerning everything to do with this particular field.” It is a revolution that Enel firmly believes in, since e-mobility offers a significant contribution to making the transport world cleaner, cheaper and more efficient.
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