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Supporting electromobility

Volkswagen and Enel X are teaming up to support electromobility in Italy. The German car manufacturer and the Enel Group’s advanced energy solutions division signed agreements to establish a full-function joint venture of equal partners.

An international team headed by CMS Germany partner Maximilian Grub together with Kai Wallisch and Sabina Krispenz advised Volkswagen on all legal aspects of establishing the joint venture. The Stuttgart-based team worked closely with CMS Italy, including partners Pietro Cavasola and Matteo Ciminelli.

The joint venture will build and operate a high-power charging network in Italy between 2021 and 2025. Around 3,000 charging points are planned throughout Italy, each providing up to 350 kilowatts. The joint venture will focus on city centres, major commuter routes and main connecting roads outside urban areas. The network will be open to electric vehicles from any manufacturer.

The agreement is currently awaiting clearance from the competition authorities as well as official approval under Italy’s “golden power” procedure and approval by the Presidency of the Italian Council of Ministers.

Key contact

Dr. Maximilian Grub
T +49 711 9764 322