For the construction of one of the biggest high-speed charging networks in Europe, the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA), which oversees the European Commission’s programs for decarbonization and sustainable growth, has chosen a project by Be Charge, a subsidiary of Plenitude (Eni).
One of the company’s main objectives is to complete one of the largest high-power infrastructure projects by 2025, spanning eight nations, including Italy, Spain, France, Austria, Germany, Portugal, Slovenia, and Greece, along the TEN-T, parking lots, and important urban centers.
The project has been chosen for funding through the Connecting Europe Facility, a program run by the European Union, and more specifically through the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Facility to support the development of the European transportation infrastructure, which includes, among other things, hydrogen and charging stations for electric vehicles.
As the European Commission’s implementing partner for Italy, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) confirmed its function as a facilitator for Italian businesses to access European resources and programs as well as a lender to support the growth of transportation infrastructure and sustainable mobility.
Plenitude CEO Stefano Goberti said: “This important contribution granted by the EU, alongside Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, is a highly prestigious achievement for our company and will benefit both Italy and Europe. It is fully in line with Be Charge’s strategic plan to develop a European high-power charging network for electric vehicles that connects the continent’s main routes and urban centers”.