Milan, March 16, 2021 – An agreement between two of the main Italian operators of charging services for electric mobility, to make the electric driving experience easier and more widespread. Interoperability between Be Charge’s electric vehicle charging network and Duferco Energia’s charging network starts today, allowing the respective users of the two companies to charge their electric vehicles freely on the infrastructure of both networks.
“The partnership with Duferco Energia – comments Roberto Colicchio, Head of Business Development of Be Charge – strengthens the leadership positioning of Be Charge allowing us to pursue common objectives, namely to electrify the Peninsula and further contribute to the development of electric mobility. We are pleased that Duferco Energia’s customer base can access our columns. This in our opinion represents an important step in the growth path of the Italian charging network and increasingly innovative charging services”
In the coming days, all users of the Duferco Energia platform will find on the D-Mobility App the Be Charge charging points installed throughout the national territory, with the possibility of accessing information related to the location of stations, the available power, the type of socket and the access methods. Similarly, starting in the coming weeks, Be Charge users will be able to access through the Be Charge App, the same information about charging stations as Duferco Energia.
“This agreement is very important for us – adds Sergio Torre, Director of Sustainable Mobility of Duferco Energia –to take a further step towards our leadership objectives in a market in which we already operate in partnership with the main national players to which Be Charge is also added today. All this reflecting our vision of the business, based on interoperability, competitiveness and network opening and dialogue between operators. The common goal must be to offer electric users an increasingly easy mobility experience, thanks to the adoption of increasingly efficient and innovative services and the spread of the increasingly widespread charging network: only in this way can we contribute to the development of a market that is still embryonic”.
The partnership also confirms the expansion strategy of both companies that already sees in 2021 a significant increase in charging points in the territory, the installation of increasingly powerful charging infrastructures and the opening to borderless electric mobility also in other European countries.
Be Charge’s industrial plan foresees, in fact, the installation on the Italian territory of 30,000 charging points in the next 5-6 years, for a total investment of 150 million euros, while Duferco Energia, which pursues a vertical integration strategy, will continue in the development of its industrial plan based both on private charging solutions and on the public charging service with a 100% green energy proposal for both individuals and fleets.
The two companies are among the main operators of electric mobility charging services that currently exist in Italy and share the same spirit of openness and collaboration. For this reason, the will is to confirm the common commitment to the development of e-mobility ,also through collaboration with political-institutional tables to accelerate the energy transition and the development of electric mobility in Italy. The goal is to equip the entire national territory with state-of-the-art charging infrastructure and offer the electric driver increasingly efficient and reliable charging solutions.
Be Charge is a company of the Be Power S.p.A. Group dedicated to the diffusion of charging infrastructures for electric mobility. Be Charge is developing one of the largest and most widespread public charging infrastructure networks for electric vehicles in Italy to make a decisive contribution to the development of a sustainable mobility system. Thanks to an internally developed and technologically advanced platform, Be Charge is able to offer an efficient charging service to all owners of electric vehicles, and to recharge throughout the national territory. Within the industry chain, Be Charge plays both the role of operator and owner of the Charging Point Operator (CPO) network and that of provider of charging and electric mobility services that interfaces with electric vehicle users (EMSP). Be Charge charging stations are in AC of 22 kW, and direct current up to 300 kW. Be Charge’s industrial plan foresees the installation in the coming years of about 30 thousand charging points that will deliver 100% green energy, coming from renewable sources.
Duferco Energia SpA is a company of the Duferco Group among the top ten operators in the Italian energy market. Created to manage the Group’s investments in electricity production plants from renewable sources, it subsequently focused on the marketing of energy, gas and energy efficiency and sustainable mobility services for all market segments. Based in Genoa and over 300 employees, the company has been operating on the Italian market since 2010 and closed the 2019/20 financial year with a turnover of over 1 billion euros, 6.6 TWh of energy sold and 400,000,000 meters of gas. Today Duferco Energia is among the first Italian players also in the field of sustainable mobility, with a network enabled to its charging services of over 12,000 charging points n Italy and over 70,000 in Europe and develops energy and seismic redevelopment projects to increase the level of safety of buildings, save energy and contribute concretely to the protection of the environment.