IVECO, a pioneer in the marketing and production of alternative fuel vehicles, announces the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Enel X, a company part of Enel Group, dedicated to the development of innovative energy solutions and services to electrify consumption and mobility.
The main objective of the memorandum is to identify optimal solutions for the development of electric mobility in Europe, with a focus on light commercial vehicles, heavy commercial vehicles and buses. The two companies will assess how IVECO electric vehicles can support the transition of Enel’s fleets to zero-emission vehicles, while exploring other common opportunities for collaboration in the field of transportation.
At the same time, with the help of the Research and Development departments and the technical expertise of the two companies, they will evaluate the possibility of developing the charging infrastructure at European level, but also the possibility of interoperability of the existing Enel X infrastructure with IVECO vehicles.
“We have assumed a future with zero CO2 emissions, where electrification is fundamental to achieving the objectives of the entire commercial vehicle sector, and the signing of this memorandum with Enel X marks the beginning of a strategic collaboration with one of the most advanced players in the energy sector. We are confident that this project will create opportunities to further accelerate the energy transition,” said Luca Sra, President of Truck Business Unit, IVECO Group.
“Enel X aims to support the decarbonisation of cities through innovative and sustainable solutions, based on two important pillars: electrification and digitalization. We have been playing an active role in this field for more than a decade, especially in the electrification of public transport, providing value-added services for over 3,000 electric buses. Partnerships such as the one with IVECO Group, a leader in the production of sustainable vehicles, are essential for accelerating the transition in the transport sector, which currently generates a large part of emissions in urban areas,” said Valerio Vadacchino, Global Head of e-Bus, Enel X.
Regarding the sustainability of transport in our country, Romania has assumed through PNRR, the Sustainable Transport section, the increase by at least 100% of the share of zero-emission / zero-emission vehicles (electric and hydrogen) from the total fleet by 2026 (compared to 2020 values) and the development, in the same time frame, of charging infrastructure for alternative fuels, respectively 30,000 recharging points for electric vehicles.