Picture and press release: Eni

In Milan Enjoy, Eni’s car sharing service, has announced that it is going electric by adding to its fleet the XEV YOYO city car. This is an electric vehicle which is always operational thanks to battery swapping, an alternative to plug-in recharging points.  

The company announced the news today at Palazzo Marino and was joined by Arianna Censi, Councillor for Mobility of the Municipality of Milan, who spoke alongside Giuseppi Ricci, Eni’s Energy Evolution Chief Operating Officer.  

It is now possible, via the Enjoy app, to rent in Milan a brand new XEV YOYO in a distinctive lime green colour. The company has said that they will gradually join Eni’s existing fleet of 900 vehicles, with the aim of reaching 200 by the end of December.  

Thanks to the agreement between Eni and XEV, a car manufacturer founded in Turin in 2018, the advantages of urban electric mobility have been combined with the convenience of ‘free floating’ car sharing, allowing rentals to begin and end anywhere within Enjoy’s coverage area, without a predefined pick-up or drop-off point, says the company’s press release.  

“We remain close to those who help us to spread and support sustainable mobility within our city” commented Arianna Censi, Councillor for Mobility of the Municipality of Milan. “With these new cars, Eni deploys a new electric fleet that will increase the possibility for the people living in Milan, and for all those visiting our city, to move freely, without harmful emissions that affect the quality of the air we breathe every day.” 

Enjoy has rented out cars more than 15 million times in the city since its beginnings in 2013 and has made car sharing a popular alternative within the city of Milan. 

“Eni is pleased that the City of Milan, which welcomed the national debut of Enjoy car sharing exactly nine years ago, has received the news of the electric transformation of the fleet with equal enthusiasm – said Giuseppe Ricci, Chief Operating Officer for Energy Evolution at Eni – Car sharing is helping to make urban mobility more sustainable and improve ease of travel for citizens. In Turin, Bologna and Florence, cities where these vehicles have already been introduced, zero-emission city cars on the road have demonstrated their potential for micro-mobility, enabling Enjoy customers to rent more frequently for shorter distances. Support for electric mobility solutions and car sharing moreover contribute to Eni’s holistic approach on its path to Net Zero by 2050, complimenting other solutions for decarbonizing transportation, such as the development of biofuels, the hydrogen distribution network and biomethane.” 

Enjoy has over one million customers in Italy who have completed more than 29 million rentals since 2013, across a fleet of 2,500 vehicles. The service is available in the cities of Milan, Turin, Bologna, Florence and Rome; electric car sharing with XEV YOYO city cars in Rome will be introduced in the coming months, says the company’s press release.