JuiceAbility – recharging is for everyone

Enel X’s new solution, presented at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, allows electric wheelchair batteries to be charged directly at any of the 11,000+ e-vehicle charging stations across Italy

Published on 23 January 2020

JuiceAbility – recharging is for everyone

JuiceAbility is the innovative and inclusive new product presented by Enel X at the Consumer Electronic Show - CES 2020, the world’s largest electronics fair, which took place in Las Vegas between 7 and 10 January. JuiceAbility is a charging device for electric wheelchair batteries that uses the same infrastructure available for electric vehicles. Its purpose is to provide people with disabilities with a new service and with ever-increasing options to recharge their electric wheelchairs, even away from home, in order to give them greater freedom and independence.

Having debuted alongside the top new tech devices of the year at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show, the JuiceAbility charging device can currently be pre-ordered and will be officially available on the Italian Enel X store starting in June – representing a major milestone in electric mobility.  JuiceAbility stems from the partnership between Enel X and the Italian startup Avanchair, and has already been awarded “good practice” status by ANGLAT, the Italian national association which has been supporting the right to mobility of people with disabilities since 1980, by offering a network of support services for driving, transport and accessibility.

So how does JuiceAbility actually work? JuiceAbility uses a genuinely smart cable to charge electric wheelchair batteries by connecting them, in a few quick, simple steps, to e-vehicle charging infrastructure.

Our Enel X JuicePass app allows users to pick a charging point on a map and reserve it in advance, so they can be certain it will be available when they arrive. This means that we will be able to recharge electric wheelchairs at any of the over 11,000 Enel X charging stations across Italy – truly extending range for everyone!

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