EV legislation revision and charging infrastructure on Elba
This measure aimed at boosting Elba Island's attractiveness to tourists by creating conditions that support the adoption of clean vehicles. The general goal was to help reduce pollution, noise emissions, and energy consumption, thereby creating a better environment on the island.
Implementing sustainable mobility
The measure aimed at promoting e-mobility on the island among tourists and residents. In this respect, it was foreseen to install a few pieces of charging infrastructure in both Portoferraio and Rio.
The municipalities of Portoferraio and Rio signed an agreement with ENEL-X (the National Electricity Board) to install up to 15 and 8 charging infrastructures respectively. In addition, they involved the other Elba Municipalities with the aim to facilitating the adoption of similar agreements on the whole island.
Another aspect of this measure was the development of a common regulatory framework among Elba's seven municipalities promoting the use of clean vehicles on the island, in particular electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.
This legislation should integrate several elements, including:
- free parking in spaces allocated for electric vehicles
- free entry into the island's LTZ (Low Traffic Zone)
- free charging of batteries in dedicated "green" car parks reserved for electric vehicles
Given that the field was already regulated by national legislation, it was decided to elaborate a Vademecum (a manual) about e-mobility on the island, with useful information for e-drivers. The document is in both in Italian and English language and includes a map of the public recharging infrastructures, basic technical information about the recharging columns, details on horizontal and vertical signs, and the localisation of LTZ and parking areas for e-vehicles.
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Measure outcomes include:
- Portoferraio: 6 charging columns already operational, installed in different stations
- Rio: the installation of the charging infrastructures starts in June 2021
- Vademecum for e-drivers in Italian and English