Juice, an extended family of charging solutions from Enel X
Published on Monday, 22 October 2018
They’ve just arrived, they’re smart and they meet all types of requirements. There’s already an entire family of new solutions by Enel X for charging e-vehicles – the Juice family.
The official presentation took place on 21 September at the Vallelunga racing circuit, the site of the Vallelunga e-Mobility Hub, a place Alberto Piglia, Head of e-Mobility at Enel X, has called “Almost a second home for us” and that in future will be remembered as the seedbed of the #eMobilityRevolution.
The reasoning is straightforward. As Piglia explains, “Our mission is to encourage the decarbonisation process in the transport sector by speeding up the transition to e-mobility.”Enabling the spread of e-vehicle use on a vast scale means creating a comprehensive charging infrastructure network to serve all types of user. This involves charging points for private owners, corporate fleets and shared mobility initiatives like car sharing.
All these needs are addressed by the products in our Juice range, designed and produced by an Enel X research and development group working in Rome and Silicon Valley.
The spread of e-mobility begins at home. Recent trends show that over half of charging sessions take place in the domestic setting or at the workplace. Enel’s response is the new JuiceBox, more manageable (it is 70% smaller than the previous models) and more intuitive. The charging state can be controlled via a smartphone, as the device can be connected to the Internet. The JuiceBox is available in three versions that correspond to different power levels (3, 7 and 22 kW), as well as the JuiceBox C version designed for corporate use.
Enel X JuiceBox
In the case of long stays and low rotation (company car parks, for example), Enel X offers the JuiceStation, another of our innovative products, which enables the integration of up to eight JuiceBoxes. The JuiceStation features a management system, the JuiceStation Manager, that controls charging sessions in real time, regulating the charge according to the requirements of the connected vehicle.
Enel X JuiceStation
For on-street charging there is the JuicePole, the new 22 kW station that enables up to two vehicles to recharge at the same time. It includes several innovative features – a 10” HD, high-contrast screen for enhanced display, an iconic, personalisable design that integrates harmoniously into all urban and geographical settings and an Internet connection that enables activation via smartphone or a physical card and contactless payment.
Enel X JuicePole
But how will cars be charged on the road?The large number of charging stations is now joined by a smart lamp – our JuiceLamp, which combines the e-mobility service with street lighting, another area in which Enel X is at the technological cutting edge. The JuiceLamp is equipped with efficient LED lights and is also configured to enable video surveillance and air quality monitoring. It can charge two cars at the same time, and like the other members of the family, it is connected to the Internet and can be managed via smartphone or card.
Enel X JuiceLamp
The common feature of all Juice series products is integration with our Enel X Rechargeapp, which offers a series of integrated services. Wherever users may be – at home, in the office, travelling – they can locate the nearest charging station, reserve a socket, start the charging session, monitor it in real time and consult the consumption data history. The app is constantly developing as the market evolves, because, in Piglia’s words, “Our starting point is the needs of our clients.”