Milan, July 28, 2021 – As part of the electrification project undertaken by Be Charge, the expansion of the network of charging stations for electric vehicles continues, which will increase from over 5,000 currently installed charging points (3,633 already in operation) to over 30,000 by 2025. In the first half of 2021, almost 1,700 charging points were activated. Emilia Romagna was the region most affected by the activations during the first part of this year with 352 operational charging points, followed by Lombardy (264), Veneto (242) and Piedmont (174). The provinces most affected by recent activations are Rimini with 111 recharging points in operation, Aosta (88), Turin (80), Rovigo (78), and Milan (70).
«Our ambitious development plan – commented Paolo Martini, CEO of Be Charge – continues unabated across the entire Italian peninsula. We are aiming for 30,000 recharging points installed within the next 3-5 years in Italy, and we will invest over 150 million euros. The widespread diffusion of a recharging network for electric vehicles with energy produced 100% from renewable sources is fundamental for facilitating the epoch-making shift towards zero-emission propulsion that mobility has undertaken in this very period. We estimate that by 2030 there will be between 5 and 8 million electric vehicles in Italy. No fewer than 45,000 recharging stations will be needed to serve these customers, and we are working hard to be one of the key players in this electric revolution».
In this first part of the year Be Charge also closed important agreements with strategic partners to support its expansion plan. From the agreement with Eni Gas e Luce for the installation of co-branded inlets, to the agreement with Telepass, Duferco, Digital Charging Solutions, Charge4Europe, EVWay, Iren-Go and NEXTCHARGE by GoElectricStations for interoperability through their respective Apps. BeCharge inlets are visible and usable also through the Apps of these operators, in addition to the proprietary one “BeCharge”, further strengthening its leadership position in the growth of the Italian charging network and of increasingly innovative charging services.
The interoperability agreements in place and those being defined, especially at European level, make it possible to pursue objectives common to all stakeholders, i.e. to improve environmental sustainability and further contribute to the development of electric mobility by making it increasingly easy to access BeCharge’s charging infrastructure, which is spread throughout the country and continues to grow. Be Charge is continuing its commitment to increase sustainable mobility and expects to further expand its network in the months and years to come to complete the development plan it began in 2020.