Merchants Fleet expands its electric vehicle charging infrastructure offering with global charging leader Enel X
New Partnership Elevates Sustainable Charging Infrastructure Solutions and Positions Company to Achieve 2030 Fleet Electrification Goals
HOOKSET, NH, 25 August 2021 / PRNewswire / – Merchant fleet, the country’s fastest growing fleet management company, today announced a partnership with Enel X, the advanced energy services business line of the Enel Group, to meet the infrastructure needs of the electric vehicle (EV) industry. As part of the partnership, Enel X will provide Intelligent Electric Vehicle Power Equipment (EVSE), installation and charging infrastructure to merchant fleet customers to support fleet electrification nationwide. The announcement follows an executive order by President Biden to make half of all new vehicles sold in the United States electric by 2030.
According to Bloomberg NEF, 100% of the world’s road fleet will need to run on electricity by 2050 to reach its net zero scenario, requiring additional infrastructure to support the industry’s transition. Through the agreement, Merchants Fleet customers will have access to Enel X’s portfolio of turnkey fleet electrification solutions, including JuiceBox smart charging stations and JuiceNet IoT software to manage electric fleets through Optimized charging times and remote access. By electrifying fleets, companies reduce emissions and fleet operating costs, and help balance the grid by using off-peak charging, which results in savings on the bill and reduces pressure on the grid during peak periods. peak.
“Every day, the Merchants Fleet team strives to develop and improve the fleet electrification solutions we can offer our customers – solutions that not only elevate their brands environmentally, but incorporate the latest innovations to reduce costs “, said Brendan P. Keegan, CEO of Merchants Fleet. “Integrating Enel X into our ecosystem expands the scale and capabilities of what we can offer our customers and supports us on our journey to more than 50% electrification by 2030.”
“Across the country, we are seeing tremendous interest in adopting electric vehicles as companies seek to meet their sustainability goals and get ahead of new or future regulations. Many of the world’s largest companies are electrifying their fleets and relying on our smart charging infrastructure and services to reduce costs and emissions, ”said Giovanni Bertolino, Head of Electric Mobility, Enel X North America. “Our partnership with Merchants Fleet makes the transition to electric vehicles more efficient and cost effective for merchant customers.”
The partnership with Merchants Fleet continues to expand Enel X’s fleet electrification portfolio, including partnerships with Biogen, Uber, Vestas, Novartis and more. Enel X also works with transit agencies, including the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) to support the electrification of public bus fleets and Martha’s Vineyard on a micro-grid that will supply an all-electric public transport bus.
In early 2021, Merchants launched its Adopt the EV program, which is designed to help customers make a seamless and cost-effective entry into electric vehicles. The tool educates and guides customers through the EV and EVSE purchasing process, from concept to execution. Adding Enel X to the ecosystem will give Merchants Fleet customers access to specialist engineers and advisors who will help them plan, deliver and install bespoke EVSEs, enabling the adoption of infrastructure and services that meet their electrification needs and objectives.
In 2020, Merchants Fleet has set itself the goal of achieving 50% electrification of its mobility fleet portfolio by 2025 and 50% electrification of its managed fleet portfolio by 2030. Even before that With the first all-electric truck to roll off the production line, merchants realized that infrastructure would become the most important factor for success in the industry. To optimize operations while meeting sustainability goals for all customers, Merchants has implemented an ecosystem approach to deliver highly personalized and innovative solutions to integrate electric vehicles into its customers’ fleets. Merchants continue to partner with companies that provide best-in-class solutions, including GM’s New Company, Bright Drop, MOTORQ, and more.
Enel, the parent company of Enel X, has committed to achieving full decarbonization by 2050 and, as part of the company’s new ten-year vision, to triple its renewable capacity by 2030 to approximately 145 GW. Enel has defined clear objectives certified by the Science Based Targets (SBTi) initiative around occupational health, sustainable supply chain, governance structure and environmental management.
On Merchant fleet
Merchants Fleet is the nation’s fastest growing fleet management company, providing flexible financing and service options to organizations that use vehicles to manage their operations, serving as a single source for all vehicle needs, including including electric vehicles. From financing and charging to maintenance and remarketing, merchants have collaborated with dozens of OEMs, charging, data and fit-out partners to ensure that every customer is connected to the service, to the platforms. technologies and products that will support their fleet in the transition to EVs. Merchants Fleet is headquartered at Hooksett, New Hampshire, and its Innovation Center is located in the Chicago, Illinois Region. www.MerchantsFleet.com
On Enel X
Enel X is the global business line of the Enel group offering services that accelerate innovation and drive the energy transition. A world leader in advanced energy solutions, Enel X manages services such as demand response for approximately 7.4 GW of total capacity globally and 137 MW of installed storage capacity globally, as well as 232,000 electric vehicle charging ports available worldwide 1. Through its advanced solutions, including energy management, financial services and electric mobility, Enel X provides each partner with an intuitive and personalized ecosystem of technology platforms and advisory services, focused on the principles of sustainability and circular economy in order to provide people, communities, institutions and businesses with an alternative model that respects the environment and integrates technological innovation into everyday life. Each solution has the power to transform the goals of decarbonization, electrification and digitization into sustainable actions for all, in order to build together a more sustainable and efficient world.
1Public and private charging points. It includes points of interoperability.
In North America, Enel X has approximately 4,500 business customers, spread over more than 35,000 sites and representing approximately $ 10.5 billion in energy expenditure under management. Enel X North America has approximately 4.7 GW of demand response capacity, more than 70 operational and contracted battery storage projects, and more than 70,000 smart charging stations for electric vehicles. Enel X advises large energy users on energy supply, sustainability and risk management, and has completed 65,000 energy supply events, including 3,000 MW of long-term renewable energy contracts. The company’s intelligent DER optimization software is designed to analyze real-time energy and utility bill data, improve performance, and manage distributed energy assets across a number of value streams and applications. different. JuiceNet, Enel X’s smart electric vehicle charging platform, provides energy services to utilities, businesses, drivers and automakers.
Contact of the merchant fleet:
Communications Supervisor | Otto and his friends
Contact Enel X North America:
Head of Media | Enel North America
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