IGD – Immobiliare Grande Distribuzione SIIQ S.p.A., one of the main players in Italy’s retail real estate market and listed on Borsa Italiana’s STAR segment, and Enerhub S.R.L., a company held 60% by Consorzio Esperienza Energia s.c.r.l. and 40% by Alleanza Luce e Gas S.p.A., have signed an agreement for the installation of 32 charging stations for electric cars in 18 IGD shopping centers.
Each charging station is capable of delivering up to 44kW of power through two charging points, each with a maximum capacity of 22 kW.
The project timeline calls for the first installations to be made at shopping centers in Emilia Romagna in May-June 2019. After the subsequent steps have been taken, the project will be completed by the first half of 2020. The contract will last for 8 years and will be renewed for another 8 years at the same terms and conditions.
The two companies share a vision of sustainable mobility and the future of cities.
For IGD SIIQ S.p.A., which began a path focused on social and environmental responsibility in 2010, electric mobility represents a significant opportunity to both contribute to the sustainable development of the cities in which it operates and provide another service to citizens who have chosen to go electric.
For Enerhub S.R.L., which has a system of intelligent infrastructure for charging electric cars, this agreement marks a first step toward meeting the current and future needs for sophisticated and sustainable urban mobility.
Daniele Cabuli, IGD’s Chief Operating Officer, stated: “We had been looking at the electric vehicle chargers market for some time as we are convinced that increasingly our shopping centers need to meet visitors’ needs, including with respect to mobility; we are convinced that electric mobility will become more important in the future and we want to be ready”
Sandro Bottazzi, EnerHub’s Chief Executive Officer stated: “We are deeply convinced that electric mobility already has, and will have increasingly in the future, a key role in the development of sustainable mobility. EnerHub, with its charging stations, wants to provide shopping center visitors with an effective and simple way to enter the world of electric mobility, accompanying them also in the future with charging services at home, at the workplace and all the places that are part of daily life.”