Vestas has signed an agreement with Enel X to accelerate the electrification of its company fleet.
Enel X will provide Vestas with the requisite charging infrastructure to electrify its corporate fleet through its most prominent service markets.
“If we are to succeed with the energy transition across a global scale, industry leaders have a duty to implement the change we want to see. One of our key goals at Vestas is to enable more sustainable energy systems by supporting the increased deployment of renewable energy beyond power and into the transport sector. By joining forces with Enel X, we can proudly demonstrate this process of deployment across our own global footprint, and help pave the way for a more sustainable future.”Anders Nielsen, chief technology officer at Vestas.
“This new agreement marks another fruitful step in the collaboration between Vestas and the Enel Group. Enel X’s key role as a technology leader in the electric mobility sector keeps on boosting the e-Mobility Revolution, and will support Vestas on the journey towards its ambitious sustainability goals, as well as further promoting electric mobility as one of the true enablers of the zero-emission future towards which the two companies have been working together for long time.”Francesco Venturini, CEO of Enel X.
Enel X will provide Vestas with a cloud-based charging network and 370 charging stations. The charging stations will consist of JuiceBoxes, which allow mobile e-vehicle charging, and JuicePoles, which enable the charging of two vehicles at the same time by means of an RFI card or an App. The charging network will support Vestas service and will help car fleets across 15 of Vestas’ largest markets across Europe and the Americas.
The collaboration marks a crucial move in Vestas’ path towards the removal of conventional vehicles by 2025 and forms part of Vestas’ commitment to carbon neutrality, without the use of offsets by 2030, as part of its wider sustainability ambitions. As soon as the transition to electric vehicles is complete, Vestas expects more than one third of its scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions to be moved.
In addition, Vestas and Enel X have committed themselves to using their vast resources as part of a collaborative initiative to pursue new technologies that will advance the energy transition. Both companies will begin their efforts to find opportunities to partner on the advancement of technologies through e-mobility, grid integration and sector linkages.