Smart EQ fortwo e-cup: Enel X powers the first all-electric single-make championship

The latest generation of Enel X’s charging columns are powering the “green rally”

Published on 6 August 2018

Smart EQ fortwo e-cup: Enel X powers the first all-electric single-make championship

The Smart EQ fortwo e-cup electrified the streets of Milan over two breath-taking days during the recent second round of the electric single-make championship. The Milano Rally Show provided an adrenaline-fuelled weekend of good healthy zero-impact fun that attracted extraordinary support from the public. 

The racing version of the city car par excellence crossed the start-line with Enel X, the official event partner and supplier of its new-generation charging infrastructure. The blistering e-cup spanned nine special races held between Piazza Gae Aulenti, CityLife, Expo, Velodromo Vigorelli and the Arese circuit. There was one important new addition to the format, however: this was also the first time that the drivers were flanked by co-drivers. Following the enormous success of the previous round in Misano, the excitement about the second round was palpable. On the starting grid, the competition-homologated green smart cars definitely thrilled the public at the Milano Rally Show with the backdrop of some of the city’s iconic locations.

A new challenge for Enel X, which supplied new-generation charging columns for the race-ready Smart Cars and developed the technology required for the electric two-seaters stars that compete in the first all-electric single-make championship.  The charging facilities also ensured full charges for the 18 Mercedes in the competition in just 3 hours and 15 minutes, revolutionising the whole motor racing paradigm as a result.

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