Helbiz, a global leader in micro-mobility, today announced an exclusive partnership and the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Enel Energia, a leading energy group in Italy, to offer Italian cities with renewable energy-powered micro-mobility devices. The agreement aims to accelerate and grow the use of sustainable electric scooters and electric bikes across Italy. As of today, all Helbiz electric vehicles will be powered by certified renewable energy supplied by Enel Energia to all Italian storage and recharging warehouses in the 14 Italian cities where the fleets currently operate in including Milan, Rome, Bari, Naples and Turin.
“We’re excited to collaborate with Enel Energia to offer users devices that are electricity sourced from renewable supplies, which guarantee the efficient and responsible use of energy resources,” said Salvatore Palella, Founder and CEO of Helbiz. “The partnership with Enel Energia signifies the natural synergy between our two companies that are
looking to create a sustainable future for our cities and builds upon our vision, mission and commitment to helping build a greener and safer environment through our services. We look forward to offering carbon neutral devices to all the markets we operate in around the world.”
“The increasing use of renewable energy and zero emissions mobility are two essential elements of Enel’s commitment to the energy transition towards a more sustainable model,” said Carlo Tamburi, Director of Enel Italia. “The agreement with Helbiz is a step forward for urban micro-mobility in terms of sustainability, promoting the environment, people’s wellbeing and the quality of life in our cities.”
During the initial phase of this partnership, over 400 tons of CO2 were saved in Italian cities. Helbiz determined that the reduction in environmental impact from the use of e-scooters exceeded over 1.7 kg of CO2 per kilometer travelled, compared to the use of fossil fuel vehicles.