Design Group Italia receives the National Innovation Award 2020

We’re happy to announce that Enel X’s JuiceAbility, the device that allows electric wheelchair batteries to be recharged using electric vehicle charging infrastructure, has been awarded the 2020 National Innovation Award “Premio dei Premi”.

Through an app and a smart cable, JuiceAbility allows the batteries of electric wheelchairs to be recognized and connected to Enel X’s system of charging stations. Design Group Italia took care of the mechanical engineering of both projects.

“JuiceAbility is the first product of its kind and completely integrated into the Enel mobility infrastructure. An inclusive project to allow people with disabilities to move more independently and improve their lives, we’re very proud to have been a part of this project.
We developed JuiceAbility during the lockdown pandemic, largely from remote and with added complexity, but the team worked hard to respect the timelines, requisites, and goals.
This recognition is just another confirmation of our commitment to contribute to the sustainability and innovation,” says Roberto Beretta, Director of Engineering, Design Group Italia.

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