WSC Group has appointed Enel X, the Enel Group’s advanced energy services business line, as the Official Smart Charging Supplier for ETCR, the first electric multi-brand Touring Car racing category, that will start in 2020.
Starting from March 2020, Enel X will provide fast charging stations to be installed at the ETCR championship’s racing circuits.
“By partnering with ETCR, we are strengthening our technological leadership in the international motorsport world, confirming our ability to design innovative solutions that can fully adapt to the diverse needs of racing championships,” said Francesco Venturini, Head of Enel X. “Our collaborations within the world of electric motorsport allow us to develop and test new solutions for electric racing vehicles that can then be replicated on the street for everyday use, with the aim of boosting technological innovation in electric mobility and improving the overall electric vehicle experience.”
This collaboration with ETCR reinforces the leading role of Enel X in the growing world of electric motorsport, extending and diversifying the range of high-power mobile charging solutions that Enel X develops for electric vehicle competitions.
Enel X will provide two types of rapid DC charging stations specifically developed for the ETCR championship: a single 60 kW connector rapid charger and a double connector charger with two 60 kW outputs that is able to deliver an ultra-rapid 120 kW when only one output is engaged. The chargers, which are integrated in customized wheeled boxes, will be completely movable and able to charge the ETCR vehicles in less than one hour.
“Enel X is a leading company in the development of strategies and products for sustainable mobility worldwide. Having secured their support for the supply of chargers tailored for ETCR cars makes us really proud,” said WSC president Marcello Lotti. “The experience they have already gained through their involvement in other motorsport categories speaks for itself and we are very much looking forward to establishing a long and successful collaboration with them.”