Argentina is part of the first 100% electric Pan-American corridor created in the American continent.
In Argentine territory, the route covers 5.200 kilometers, from Ushuaia, the southernmost city in America, where it is possible to reach the Lighthouse at the End of the World; to San Antonio de los Cobres, in the province of Salta, very close to the well-known Tren de las Nubes.
The network is deployed along National Route 40 (RN40) and crosses eight provinces, from Tierra del Fuego, passing through Santa Cruz and Neuquén, Mendoza and San Juan, La Rioja and Catamarca, until it reaches Salta.
It has a total of 62 electric recharging points, whose average distance between them is 160 kilometers, which makes the route safer and more relaxed, since it allows calculating the route according to the battery consumption.
Most of the points are installed in tourist places, such as inns or hotels, shopping malls, municipal buildings and on public roads. In Calafate, where travelers can admire the Perito Moreno glacier, it is possible to charge the battery of an electric car; and also in Caviahue, a fairy tale land near a live volcano.
Each of the points is visible in the Enel X application, JuicePass, which allows users to manage all available charging services.
The application offers multiple user profiles, depending on the needs of the clients and their need: public charge, workplace charge or home charge. JuicePass also works with all public charging networks supported by Enel X.
Enel X Argentina is the first company to install a mega public network of chargers for electric vehicles in the country.
Juan Erize, head of Enel X Argentina, celebrated the creation of this first 100% electric corridor, and highlighted that it is a long-term infrastructure project that, although today allows the electrical interconnection of little more than half of the country, in the future will connect more cities, which will gradually change "to be smarter and more sustainable".
Adrián Peragallo, Head of Electric Mobility for Enel X Argentina, highlighted the importance of this mega network for the development of electric mobility in Argentina, and assured that this is the result of a joint effort by the entire team that made this project possible.
"We are satisfied with the results and we hope to continue contributing to the development of mobility, within the framework of sustainable and smart cities", he said.
West coast of America
The 100% electric Pan-American corridor spans 11 countries, on the west coast of America, with some 220 charging points and 196 JuiceBox charging points, visible in the JuicePass application.
This allows drivers to charge their car or electric motorcycle, while enjoying an incredible landscape, either in the UNESCO World Heritage in Cuzco, or from the impressive views of the Andes, glaciers or some salt lake in the desert of Atacama.
Francesco Venturini, CEO of Enel X, said: “We take on the challenge of building a network of charging points using our JuiceBox technology and sending our teams to the most remote places in Latin America. This long-term infrastructure project is proof of our commitment to promoting electric vehicles around the world, enabling the widespread adoption of electric mobility, even in remote locations where electric vehicle charging facilities were previously unavailable".