Umbria President Catiuscia Marini, Enel chief executive officer and general manager Fulvio Conti, and the mayors of thirteen Umbrian municipalities signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on e-mobility. Specifically, the agreement is designed to promote the usage electric vehicles (EV) through the creation of a user-friendly network of charging infrastructure.
Through the memorandum Enel commits to offer the entities involved its expertise in developing technological solutions for energy efficiency within smart infrastructure for charging electric vehicles and to help the municipalities identify the best locations for the infrastructure.
The participating towns will offer incentives including car sharing, electric shuttles for tourists, zero-emissions merchandise delivery in historical zones, and free parking spaces for electric vehicles.
Enel reports, “The Region will coordinate the project, linking the various municipalities involved, thanks to Enel Distribuzione’s charging network, thereby enhancing the environmental performance of the religious and general tourism circuits, which receive hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. The Region, Enel, and the municipalities will work together to increase the national and international funding to develop e-mobility in the territory.”
The project outlines establishing a network of 69 charging stations—two of which will be fast recharging stations—in addition to the 25 Enel already installed in Perugia. The e-mobility project will also involve the Umbrian towns of Assisi, Spoleto, Gubbio, Città di Castello, Terni, Narni, Foligno, Todi, Orvieto, Norcia, Cascia, and Castiglione del Lago, where charging stations for electric boats are being piloted.
Enel also reports: “With an average distance of 40 km between municipalities, a distance perfectly compatible with the range of electric vehicles on the road today, the network of charging infrastructure will be capable of supporting all travel between municipalities.”
Enel’s Conti notes, “Today’s agreement represents a further step towards the creation of a zero environmental impact mobility network, one of the pillars of the city of the future. Thanks to the collaboration with the Region and the municipalities involved, here in Umbria the future has been integrated with a significant historical past, whose artistic and cultural beauty, appreciated all over the world, can now be admired in a more eco-friendly way.”
President Marini adds: “This is encompassed within a regional strategy that has always been targeting the highest level of energy savings. Over more, we are particularly focused on taking action towards environmental management of urban mobility in order to save energy as well as reducing pollution from exhaust fumes.”
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