In recent years, IRE Liguria has been working on promoting electric mobility in Italy’s Liguria Region. The agency has been entrusted by the Region with the management and implementation of the National Plan for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (“PNIRE”) in our territory through a number of actions and activities.
Initially, IRE developed the project proposal to access national funding for the first network of e-charging infrastructures in Liguria. The project was approved, brought over 230.000 € to the Region and led to the installation of 22 new e-charging stations in five Ligurian cities: the Region’s capital, Genova, as well as the cities of Savona, Arenzano, Cairo Montenotte and Cogoleto. All the e-stations are currently up and running and are equipped with two outlets with the possibility to charge two vehicles simultaneously (12 of them are 2x22kW and the other 10 are 22kW+3,7kW double e-chargers).
Thanks to IRE’s activity and know-how, Liguria Region is being equipped with a comprehensive network of e-charging infrastructures and a Plan for Electric Mobility is being developed. This is especially important as the penetration of e-mobility is still very low in the territory and needs to be encouraged.
In this context, IRE developed the technical project for the localization and installation of the infrastructures, drafted all tender documents, acted as Contracting Authority on behalf of the Region and was responsible for all communication activities. Regarding the activity of locating the e-charging stations, IRE took into consideration a broad number of aspects including: population served, mobility patterns, geographic position, availability to host the stations, technical feasibility, integration with existing e-stations, levels of pollution and traffic congestion, the existing local mobility plans and the potential synergy with the network of other points financed by the project. All of the installed e-stations were also located less than 200 meters from an electric cabin.
More recently, a set of new activities have been launched to further promote e-mobility in Liguria, thanks to national funding for over 870.000 euro newly assigned to the Region for this aim. In this context, IRE is in charge of developing a comprehensive plan for the promotion of Electric Mobility in Liguria. It is also responsible for managing the allocation of resources to those public and private subjects willing to implement e-infrastructures in the Region: from Municipalities and other public entities to all kinds of private subjects such as shopping malls, petrol stations and apartment buildings. After a preliminary exploratory phase in which all the main stakeholders were contacted to better understand their interest, availability and needs, IRE has recently published the call for expressions of interest. The Agency is in charge of the technical evaluation and selection of projects; of the localization, purchase and installation of the e-charging points; and of all the communication activities.