We launch the first 100% electric Pan-American corridor
One of the charging points located in Ushuaia, the southernmost city on the continent
Traveling by electric vehicle from North America to the southernmost part of South America is now a reality, thanks to Enel X's first electric vehicle charging corridor, which spans 11 countries on the west coast of America and throughout of the Cordillera de los Andes.
Along this route, some 196 JuiceBox charging points are now visible in the JuicePass app, allowing drivers to charge their electric car or motorcycle, while enjoying incredible scenery, from the southernmost point of the Continent, in Ushuaia, passing through impressive views of the Andes, glaciers or some salt lake in the Atacama desert, to Mexico.
The Pan-American 100% Electric Load Corridor is in line with the Enel Group's commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, with a focus on guaranteeing access to clean and affordable energy, promoting inclusive economic growth, fostering resilient infrastructure, sustainable industrialization and innovation, cities and climate action.
By putting the circular economy at the center, Enel X is committed to the creation of public and private charge infrastructures and innovative services, to overcome barriers of use and create new economic, social and environmental value for everyone: shareholders, consumers, companies and public administrations.
Thanks to an innovative Circular Economy Promotion Program applied to its entire portfolio, Enel X works to make charging infrastructures more circular not only in the phases of use but throughout all the life stages of the product. Starting from combining the supply of renewable energy with recycled plastic for the boxes and maximizing spare parts during the installation and maintenance phases.
As part of the freight corridor, 220 JuiceBox charging points were installed and are now active in 11 countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Peru. Of these, 196 charging points are integrated and visible in JuicePass, the Enel X application that allows users to manage all the charging services available at public and private charging points.
The app offers multiple user profiles, depending on customer needs and use case: public charging, workplace charging, or home charging. JuicePass also works with all public charging networks supported by Enel X.
The Panamerican Electric Freight Corridor, featured in the documentary Long Way Up, facilitates electric mobility between Ensenada, Mexico's Baja California peninsula, and Ushuaia, the city in southern Argentina that has now become the southernmost point from the continent, with an electric vehicle charging facility.
Some of the iconic places that the route connects include:
In Argentina: Ushuaia, the place with the southernmost charging station in the world, Calafate where travelers can admire the Perito Moreno Glacier, and Caviahue, a fairytale land near a living volcano.
In Chile: Torres del Paine, an impressive national park, and San Pedro de Atacama, a city located next to a salt lake in the heart of the driest desert in the world.
In Bolivia: the Palacio de Sal, the amazing salt desert and salt hotel.
In Peru: the ancient Inca city of Cuzco. Another recharging point is also located on the way to Machu Picchu.
While in Panama, drivers can charge their vehicles with 100% green energy produced by the Chiriquí solar power plant, owned by Enel Green Power.
Enel X is a leading provider of electric mobility infrastructure and network solutions, with around 130,000 public and private smart electric vehicle charging points available around the world; and thanks to interoperability agreements, it is continually expanding its network to boost cross-border electric mobility. With the same objective, the new Pan American freight corridor will facilitate the electrification of the South American continent.