Be Charge, company fully controlled by Plenitude, which is in its turn a branch of Eni Group, will receive from the European Commission and the Italian Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) over 100 million Euros for the implementation by 2025 of one of the largest high-speed charging networks in Europe. In the specific case, CDP, as national promotion institute, has granted a funding worth 50 millions, with the addition of other 50.4 millions as non-refundable grant awarded by the European Commission.
The goal of this operation is favouring the development of the infrastructures dedicated to the electric mobility and speeding up the energy transition towards the implementation of a network with over 2,000 “ultra-fast” charge points, with a minimum power of 150 kW, along the main European transport corridors of eight Countries: Italy, Spain, France, Austria, Germany, Portugal, Slovenia and Greece.
“This operation is framed in the programme of the company, which today counts more than 15,000 charging points, and has the goal of developing a high-power European infrastructure for electric vehicles and of doubling its network by 2026, reaching 30,000 points”, stated Stefano Goberti, Managing Director of Plenitude.
Adina Vălean, European Commissioner for Transport, declared: “With the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Facility, we are going to support the fast introduction of recharge infrastructures. In this way, we will permit the diffusion on the market of zero- and low-emission vehicles and, finally, to transform our climatic goals into reality”.