As reported by the Vedomosti newspaper, Russian Direct Investment Fund (RFPI) and Italian company Enel have plans to bring electric car-sharing to Moscow. The agreement is planned to be signed on 16 October at the meeting of the Advisory Council on Foreign Investment in the presence of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, as told by a source close to one of the parties of the deal to Vedomosti and confirmed by a RFPI representative. The representative of Enel has also confirmed the signature of the agreement. The terms of the transaction have not been confirmed by the parties.
According to Vedomosti, Enel plans to build up to 50 fuelling stations for electric vehicles and the automobile fleet of the car-sharing operator will be formed of up to 400 vehicles. Operations should commence by the end of 2018. RFPI and Enel have not decided on which brands to include in the fleet yet.
There are six car-sharing companies in Moscow currently, non offering electric vehicles. According to the municipality data, 350.000 Muscovites have used car-sharing services in 2017, making 2,4 million trips. There’s a total number of 3500 vehicles available for car-sharing in the capital.
Enel is an Italian manufacturer and distributor of electricity and gas. The Italian government is the owner of 25.5% of the company’s shares. Enel is active in Russia in a number of different areas: Thermal power stations it produces electricity, resale of electricity with RusEnergoSbyt and the distribution of electricity with the installation of electronic electricity meters.