Enel X, the advanced energy services arm of the Enel Group, is working with Biogen to electrify the global biotechnology company’s employee commercial fleet.
As a member of the Climate Group’s EV100, a global initiative of companies accelerating the global transition to electric vehicles (EVs), Biogen is committed to transitioning its global fleet of over 1,000 vehicles to EVs by 2025. The collaboration with Enel X advances progress on Biogen’s Healthy Climate, Healthy Lives initiative to go fossil fuel free by 2040, and improve public health by advancing global targets for climate change and air pollution reduction.
According to the International Energy Agency, private sector demand for zero-emission commercial vehicles has accelerated the market for EVs. Through the collaboration, Biogen will provide employees with Enel X JuiceBox smart home charging stations, offering employees the convenience to charge company EVs at home, where more than 80% of EV charging typically takes place.
Enel X is providing Biogen with a turnkey fleet management solution, including JuiceBox smart charging stations and JuiceNet Fleet IoT software to manage the electric fleet through optimised charging times, and remote access control for station monitoring, as well as real-time monitoring and reporting. This will provide Biogen with the cleanest charging option for its take-home fleet, reduce Biogen’s fleet operating costs over the lifetime of the EVs, and help balance the grid by utilising off-peak charging, which generates bill savings for the customer and reduces strain on the grid during peak periods.
Additionally, Biogen is providing its take-home fleet drivers with Enel X’s JuiceEco, to match the energy consumed by each EV during charging with carbon-free electricity.
After achieving carbon neutrality in 2014, Biogen was the first Fortune 500 company to commit to fully decarbonise its operations by 2040 as part of Healthy Climate, Healthy Lives, its $250 million initiative to eliminate emissions and improve public health. Biogen was the first US biotech company to join the Business Ambition for 1.5C, with ambitious Science Based Targets initiative approved goals. Electrifying Biogen’s fleet of over 1,000 electric vehicles around the world will represent emissions reductions of at least 7,000 pounds CO2 per EV per year.