The station is one of the 180 charging points that will be installed on long-distance routes;
EVA+ is the electric mobility project coordinated by Enel, with the participation of Verbund, Renault, Nissan, BMW and Volkswagen Group Italia (represented by the Volkswagen and Audi brands), co-financed by the European Commission.
Genoa, December 18th, 2017 – Genoa’s roads are increasingly accessible to electric mobility. A Fast Recharge charging station of the EVA+ project was inaugurated this morning. It was installed by Enel at the Quick PARKING lot at Genoa Airport. The station is one of the 180 charging points that will be installed on long-distance routes as part of the EVA+ (Electric Vehicles Arteries) project.
The event was attended by Francesco Venturini, Head of Enel’s Global Division Enel X, Paolo Odone, Chairman of Aeroporto di Genova S.p.A., Giancarlo Vinacci, Councillor for Productive Activities of the City of Genoa and President of the Smart City Association, Giovanni Mondini, President of Confindustria Genova and Edoardo Rixi, Regional Councillor for Economic Development.
Enel's commitment to making a decisive contribution to the development of a sustainable mobility system in Italy finds a partner in the projects and initiatives undertaken by Genoa Airport, with the common goal of bringing a wealth of advantages to the environment, the economic system, businesses and local inhabitants.
“Today in Genoa we have taken a further step towards the creation of a modern and comprehensive charging infrastructure for the country”, said Francesco Venturini, Head of Enel’s Global Division Enel X. “We are continuing with our programme to make electric mobility in Italy increasingly accessible and practical even for long-distance travel. The charging stations installed as part of the EVA+ project, including the one we are inaugurating today with Genoa Airport, make it possible to rapidly charge electric cars in extra-urban areas as well, enabling the use of electric vehicle not only in the city but also on longer routes, such as Genoa-Milan”.
“The Cristoforo Colombo Airport is extremely sensitive to sustainable mobility issues and reducing the environmental impact of transportation”, said Paolo Odone, Chairman of Aeroporto di Genova S.p.A. “For this reason, we recently joined the international Airport Carbon Accreditation programme, which focuses on reducing the environmental impact of airports. Thanks to our strategic position and our connections with the urban road network and the A10 motorway, this innovative charging station will serve not only airport users but also electric car owners in Genoa and those travelling through our territory”.
The charging station installed at Genoa Airport is, like all the other stations being installed along long-distance routes, an “Enel Fast Recharge Plus” station, a technology developed entirely in-house by Enel that makes it possible to fully recharge a car in less than 20 minutes, is compatible with all electric vehicles on the market and complies with the most stringent safety standards.
With EVA+, the first charging network that will enable the use of electric vehicles outside the city is being created. EVA+ is an electric mobility project that envisages the installation, over three years, of 200 fast charging stations along extra-urban routes, 180 in Italy and another 20 in Austria. The programme, which is co-financed by the European Commission as part of the “Connecting Europe Facility”, is a collaborative effort between Enel, acting as coordinator, and Verbund (the main Austrian utility), together with some of the leading manufacturers of electric vehicles in the world, such as Renault, Nissan, BMW and Volkswagen Group Italia (represented by the Volkswagen and Audi brands). The charging points are mainly located in areas adjacent to motorway entrances and enable drivers to use electric vehicles on extra-urban journeys with stops compatible with charging times in places such as major airports.
Aeroporto di Genova S.p.A. is the operator of Genoa’s Cristoforo Colombo airport, the key airport for Liguria and Lower Piedmont, serving the area’s more than 1.6 million residents. In 2018, it will serve more than 40 direct destinations, while with just one stopover at one of the many direct hubs users can reach more than 600 destinations around the world. By 2020, the terminal will be expanded and modernised, with a self-financed investment of some 14 million euros. Aeroporto di Genova S.p.A. is one of the promoters of the GATE project, co-financed by the European Union. The project envisages the creation of a direct link between the airport’s terminal and the nearby railway. Since May 2017 the airport has been participating in the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme for the reduction of energy consumption and CO2 emissions.