The "E-VIA FLEX-E mobility in Italy, France and Spain" project begins, for the study with pilot of 14 ultra-fast charging stations in Europe, , coordinated by Enel and co-financed by the European Commission.

The aim is to test a network that enables new electric vehicles , with a range of more than 300 km, to travel long distances  and to contribute to the development and spread of electric vehicles in Europe.

The project, presented by Enel as coordinator, in collaboration with the utilities EDF, Enedis  and Verbund , the car manufacturers Nissan  and Group Renault  as well as Ibil, , a Spanish company specialised in charging services for electric vehicles, was selected by the European Commission in the Connecting Europe Facility Transport 2016 call, obtaining funding that will cover half the investment required.

The overall budget co-financed by the European Commission is about 6.69 million euros.

The installation of the ultra-fast charging stations (High Power Charging - HPC) will start by the end of 2018 at 14 sites: 8 in Italy, 4 in Spain and 2 in France.

 The charging stations will all be high power, ranging from 150 kW to 350 kW.