Enel X launches next-generation EV charging product line


Enel X, a subsidiary of the Enel Group, has launched its next generation of smart electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.

The main aim is to speed the adoption of EVs and support the decarbonisation of the energy and transportation sectors.

The solutions provide speed, performance and value to EV drivers businesses, automakers and utilities.

The new JuiceBox Level 2 smart charging stations are claimed to charge electric cars up to 14 times faster than a standard Level 1 charger. The JuiceStand, JuicePedestal, JuicePump and JuiceRouter are compatible with all EVs that are currently on the market.

For utilities, the IoT platforms help them to manage EV charging demand, provide real-time flexibility to the grid and help the grid become cleaner, cheaper, and more reliable.

For consumers, the platform helps reduce the total cost of EV ownership through grid programmes, rewarding customers with JuicePoints, and infrastructure incentives.

The new JuiceBox smart charging stations come with upgraded specifications including de facto open standards OCPP and OpenADR, built-in cable management and security lock, easy Bluetooth setup, upgraded WiFi via JuiceRouter, dynamic LEDs to show connectivity and charging behaviour, and access to Enel X‘s JuiceNet Green programme across the U.S.

“As EV ownership and renewable energy generation continues to increase, there’s a growing need for smart charging solutions to help communities reach ambitious clean energy and zero-emission transportation goals more efficiently and cost-effectively by using EVs as grid assets,” said Giovanni Bertolino, the head of e-Mobility for Enel X North America. 

“We’ve demonstrated smart charging at scale with our 40MW virtual battery in California and look forward to expanding new market opportunities for vehicle-grid integration with this new product line.”