When it comes to electric cars, one of the main doubts raised by people concerns the charging network. How many columns are there? Are they really everywhere? How long does it take to recharge? These are just some of the questions raised by those who look with curiosity at the electric world and would like to know more.
So, but how are we put in Italy? According to the latest estimates, in our country there are almost 32 thousand charging points installed located in almost 17 thousand columns. Compared to some European countries such as, for example, Germany, we are still a little late. However, the good news is that the Italian charging network is growing rapidly.
One of the leading companies in the growth of the energy supply network in Italy is Plenitude + Be Charge
Be Charge network in Italy
The network of the operator belonging to the Plenitude group is growing rapidly to allow electrical users to be able to travel freely and without worries with their electric car. There are not only “Quick” energy supply points available in alternating current with powers up to 22 kW but also Fast and Ultrafast charging points, in direct current, with powers up to 300 kW. The dc columns, whose number is constantly growing, allow you to fill up with energy quickly. So, they are perfect for longer trips.
Numbers in hand, in this moment, Plenitude + Be Charge can count on 9,068 charging points installed on the Italian territory. In addition, there are 4,721 charging points under construction, which will therefore be activated in the coming months. This second fact says a lot about the company’s commitment to wanting to “electrify” the Italian territory.
How do we find out where the installed and active plenitude + Be Charge charging points are located? We have two ways. The first is to access the official website of the company where there is a convenient map that allows you to view the active and working columns. The second is to use the official application for iOS and Android devices that also offers access to all charging services.
To underline a very important fact. To make it easier for users to recharge, which is crucial to push the spread of electric cars, Plenitude + Be Charge has signed a series of interoperability agreements with other infrastructure operators. This means that from its app it will be possible to locate and use the columns of other companies as well.
Overall, therefore, through Plenitude + Be Charge it will be possible to access, to date, 61,373 charging points, not only in Italy but also in Europe. In short, using a single app it will be possible to manage the columns of many of the main infrastructure operators.
The app, therefore, is the center of gravity of the Plenitude + Be Charge offer. Through this easy-to-use tool it will be possible to recharge your electric cars. The application offers a convenient map where you can not only find the charging points but also discover all their features such as power, price, address and much more. In addition, the app reports whether the column is working, not working or busy. There is also a convenient history of the recharges made, the possibility of being able to follow the recharge in real time by monitoring the actual power and the kWh taken and many other small and convenient services.
Optionally it is also possible to request the card. It can be convenient to have as a “backup” in case for some reason the smartphone does not work properly, perhaps when data connectivity is absent.
How much does it cost to recharge?
The prices for charging at the Plenitude + Be Charge network vary depending on the power of the column to which you connect to refuel energy.
- Quick up to 22 kW: 0.45 euros per kWh
- Fast up to 99 kW: 0.50 euros per kWh
- Fast+ up to 149 kW: 0.65 euros per kWh
- Ultrafast 150 kW: 0.79 euros per kWh
Plenitude + Be Charge then provides prepaid packages or subscriptions. These are solutions designed for those who often recharge from the columns. As for the prepaid packages we have:
- Be Card 50: 50 euros (53 euros of real recharge value)
- Be Card 100: 100 euros (110 euros of real recharge value)
- Be Card 150: 150 euros (170 euros of real recharge value)
As for subscriptions, the scheme is as follows:
- Be Light 50: 20 euros per month for 50 kWh per month
- Be Regular 100: 38 euros per month for 100 kWh per month
- Be Large 250: 90 euros per month for 250 kWh per month
- Be Electric 500: 175 euros per month for 500 kWh per month