Atlante and Aeroporti di Roma inaugurate today the first points of charge active and available h24
Rome, 8 September 2022 – Keywords: sustainability and innovation. An important new element has been added in this direction: from today at Leonardo da Vinci, the main Italian airport, is active and available 24 hours a day the first Atlante charging station for electric vehicles, powered 100% by renewable sources.
Thanks to the synergy between Aeroporti di Roma, the company that manages and develops the Rome Fiumicino and Ciampino airports, and Atlante, the company of NHOA Group (NHOA.PA, formerly Engie EPS) dedicated to fast and ultra-fast charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, are now available the first two ultra-fast charging points in the T3 Short Stay parking area of Leonardo da Vinci airport.
Aeroporti di Roma, which in 2019 recorded more than 49 million passengers thanks to the 100 or so airlines operating from the two Roman airports to over 240 destinations in the world, is constantly committed to reaching ever higher levels of environmental sustainability, with the aim of reaching zero emissions (Scope 1 and 2) by 2030 and the gradual reduction of emissions related to airport activity (Scope 3). In particular, the initiative launched today heads towards the reduction the load of emissions related to airport accessibility, a goal included among the targets of the Sustainability-Linked Bond of ADR, the first airport operator in the world to issue such a financial instrument. Is part of this context the decision to start a real “green transition” the company ADR Mobility, which is entrusted with the role of manager of all the charging stations that will soon be powered by two large photovoltaic systems, thus reducing grid dependency. The two charging points inaugurated today, in the presence, among others, of ADR’s Chief Commercial Officer, Marilena Blasi, the CEO of ADR Mobility, Antonio Fraccari and the CEO of Atlante, Stefano Terranova, are in fact part of a wider project to install 16 points of charge by the end of the year.
Atlante will install within Rome Fiumicino airport 16 ultra-fast charging points 100% powered by renewable sources. The remaining 14, which will come into operation by the end of the year, will be located between the car parks at departures and arrivals of Terminal 1 and 3, and those reserved for chauffeur services. They will be equipped, like the ones inaugurated today, with ad-hoc signage and furnishing elements with the aim of offering travelers an intuitive as well as ultra-fast electric mobility experience. The charging stations, available to airport customers and public 24/7, are open to all electric vehicles and compatible with every charging standard and service provider for electric mobility.
“With great pleasure – commented Marilena Blasi, ADR Chief Commercial Officer – we inaugurate today the first ultra-fast charging station for electric vehicles in Fiumicino, powered by 100% renewable sources which represents a further step forward towards the green transition of Leonardo da Vinci airport. This is only the first step of the important installation program of charging stations which envisages the installation of a total of over 5,400 charging points by 2031 that will be open not only to passengers and companions but also by airport staff, taxi drivers, chauffeurs and rented cars. Sustainability remains a core value of ADR’s strategy, fully integrated with the Group’s business which sees us committed in the implementation of innovative, sustainable and truly effective solutions for our territory and Italy”.
“It is an honor to be here today to inaugurate the first ultra-fast charging points at Rome Fiumicino International Airport. Each new charging point inaugurated represents a big step forward towards a more sustainable mobility and when, as in our case, we talk about ultra-fast charging we are faced with what is the future of mobility: electric vehicles charged in just a few minutes. From today it will be possible to come and pick up friends or relatives in Fiumicino with an electric car and charge your vehicle in the meantime! We thank Aeroporti di Roma for choosing us as a partner for their electrification journey, we are very proud to support such a prestigious group as ADR in their sustainability strategy”, said Stefano Terranova, CEO of Atlante.