The partnership with the Municipality of Bologna will lead to the creation of one of the most widespread city networks of Be Charge charging points within the next year
Milan/Bologna, 11 September 2020 – To seal the virtuous collaboration between Be Charge and the city of Bologna, the company of Be Power S.p.A dedicated to rolling out electric vehicle charging networks will be present on 19 September at the Mobility Village in the splendid location of Piazza Maggiore as part of the European Mobility Week, promoted by the European Commission which is held every year from 16 to 22 September. This year the initiative is inspired by the theme “Zero emissions, mobility for all” accompanied by the slogan “Choose the right means!“, pursuing the ambitious European goal of carbon neutrality within 2050
With 108 charging stations installed in the municipal area, Be Charge will be one of the main mobility providers for electric vehicles in the Emilian capital within the next year. More than 20 charging points have already been installed, five of which are already operational and 15 in the activation phase. Another 48 charging stations have already been authorized and are going to be installed. A further 40 charging points are expected starting from the approval of the municipal decision, expected for next March 2021. The entire project did not involve any investment by the Municipality of Bologna or other public entities as it was entirely financed by Be Power SpA, as part of its national electric vehicle charging network development plan.
30.000 Be Charge charging points in the next 3-5 years
Be Charge is an integrated operator for electric mobility that will allow electric vehicle owners to recharge throughout the country through its public charging infrastructure. Be Charge’s industrial plan includes the installation throughout the country of around 30.000 recharging points in the next 3-5 years which will supply 100% energy from renewable sources, for a total investment of over 150 million euros. Customer service is completely digitized both in processes and in interface, thanks to a dedicated App. Be Charge App covers entire national network, is easy to use, allows intelligent recharging and electronic payment, showing in real time the availability of recharging points and keeping the recharges history and related payments made. Furthermore, all charging stations are monitored 24 hours a day by a dedicated help desk.
Be Charge present widespreadly throughout Italy
Be Charge is negotiating with public administration bodies and with large and small private entities throughout Italy that have public car parks, like large-scale retail outlets, catering chains, hotels, sports centres, etc. It applies its principles of reliability, interoperability, widespread coverage and resilience to install the right charging point in the right place: 22 kW Quick Charge points in urban areas and Hyper Charge points that charge at up to 300 kW DC at stations on the major road network
Be Charge is in the process of installing charging stations (including fast charge stations) in some of Italy’s largest municipalities like Turin (more than 300 charging points), Milan (309), Rome (320), Bologna (108) and Rimini (100). It is about to install 120 charging stations (240 charging points) in the car parks at Naples’ ANM public transport interchanges, under a public-private partnership. It has also installed Bologna’s first 30 charging points and other projects have been approved or are undergoing approval to install more charging points. 94 charging points have been installed and are operational in Treviso.
As proof of the extent of the Be Charge network, charging points have been installed in urban and rural municipalities up and down the country, from Northern and Central areas (Tortona, Pesaro, Chieti, Pescara, Sassuolo) to the South of the country (Termini Imerese, Marsala, Monopoli, Cerignola), as well as municipal consortia like CONSVIPO – the Consortium for the Development of Polesine, Sicily’s beautiful villages, and the municipalities of the Valle d’Aosta.
As part of its development plan, Be Charge has found support from a number of area utility suppliers such as Ascotrade (Veneto) and CVA (Valle d’Aosta), with which it has formed strong coverage partnerships in their territories to develop the network, and with managers of electric fleets such as E-Vai in Lombardy, and Sicily by Car in Sicily. It is continuing to develop its network with the aim of covering the entire country. Be Charge has already reached agreements to supply electric vehicle charging infrastructure with the municipalities of Parma (50 charging points), Biella and its province (106), Cesenatico (20) and Piacenza
Map of Be Charge charging stations in Bologna
How to recharge your vehicle
To charge your vehicle at Be Charge’s charging stations, just install the “Be Charge” app for free from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store and register to use it. You can also use the app to view a map of all Be Charge charging stations throughout Italy, check availability in real time and see what types of socket each charging point has, as well as the price in €/kWh supplied. Charging costs will be directly debited to the payment card associated with the user’s account. If your device has GPS (Google Maps or Apple Maps), you can also get directions to individual charging stations. Once charging has begun, you can monitor progress directly via the app. Our call centre is always available 24/7 on 02-87119401.
To protect its customers, Be Charge recommends that all guidelines and instructions set out by the Italian National Institute of Health (ISS) for similar activities are followed, both before and after charging, for example, using single-use gloves.
Be Charge is a member of the Be Power S.p.A. Group, dedicated to rolling out electric vehicle charging networks. Be Charge is developing one of Italy’s biggest and most extensive networks of public charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in order to play a decisive role in developing a sustainable mobility system. Thanks to the technologically advanced platform it developed, Be Charge is able to offer efficient charging services to all owners of electric vehicles, and to enable them to recharge throughout Italy. As part of the sector supply chain, Be Charge plays a dual role as Charge Point Operator (CPO) and Electric Mobility Service Provider (EMSP). All charging stations are smart and user friendly, monitored 24 hours a day by a help desk and can be accessed via the BeCharge mobile app. Be Charge’s charging stations are Quick (up to 22 kW) via alternating current, Fast (up to 150 kW) or HyperCharge (greater than 150 kW) via direct current. Be Charge’s business plan is to install around 30,000 charging points in the next few years, which will provide 100% green energy from renewable sources.