Brescia, 13 April 2023. As of today, an additional service for electric cars is active on the A35 Brebemi-Aleatica. Two new Ewiva ultra-fast charging stations have been activated, providing electric car drivers with a total of 8 new High Power Charging (HPC) points, 300 kW each.
The 4 columns in the Adda Nord station and the 4 in the Adda Sud station, near Caravaggio (Bg), are all powered by renewable energy and were built by Ewiva, which represents the largest nationwide ultra-fast charging network, created as a joint venture of Enel X Way and Volkswagen Group to accelerate the development of electric mobility in Italy. Both charging stations are also positioned under a solar canopy made up of photovoltaic panels produced in Enel Green Power’s 3Sun Gigafactory in Sicily.
With these additional electric recharging points, the A35 Brebemi-Aleatica once again confirms its projection towards the future through a decisive path that aims at environmental, economic and social sustainability, while maintaining its uniqueness in terms of safety, infrastructure quality and driving experience in total comfort.
“GAs early as 2020 our motorway was the first to introduce a concrete facilitation for green vehicles (full electric and LNG) with a 30% discount on tolls, which is still valid today, as well as being the first toll motorway to be equipped with LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) fuel recharging stations”, – says Francesco Bettoni, President of A35 Brebemi. In addition, at the Adda Nord and Adda Sud service stations, there were already other electric charging stations in addition to the Tesla Supercharger”.
“The project realised thanks to the far-sightedness and collaboration of the A35 Brebemi-Aleatica has been fundamental in guaranteeing those who travel electrically on long stretches of motorway the possibility of accessing Ewiva’s ultra-fast recharging service – says Federico Caleno, CEO of Ewiva and Head of Country Italy of Enel X Way. Through initiatives such as these, which we are ready to replicate on a large scale on all motorway stretches as soon as the procedures are also launched by the other concessionaires, Ewiva concretely demonstrates its commitment and ability to make its high-powered recharging network available to motorway long-distance travellers, as well as already along the extra-urban stretches or near the exits.”.
In the path towards the decarbonisation of transport, it is worth mentioning that A35 Brebemi and Aleatica have in recent years launched an important project called the Arena of the Future, which, through intelligent collaboration with prestigious partners such as the Milan Polytechnic and major international industrial realities, is arousing enormous interest worldwide. This project has seen the creation of a 1 km circuit where the innovative DWPT (Dynamic Wireless Power Transfer) or dynamic induction technology is being studied for recharging electric vehicles in motion.
With these concrete actions, the A35 confirms itself as a virtuous example and a model to be followed for the future of many motorways, not only Italian. The support of Aleatica, a leading global operator in the transport sector present in 7 countries in Latin America and Europe, which is at the forefront in the study of intelligent, safe and sustainable infrastructures and which is encouraging and coordinating the activities and projects of its subsidiary A35 Brebemi, is fundamental in this respect.
On the motorway sections, from North to South Italy, Ewiva has so far set up more than 15 recharging points, in addition to the more than 20 of Enel X Way, and in Lombardy, in addition to the two new sites along the A35 Brebemi, Ewiva is present in all provinces with another 31 active stations, for a total of 89 recharging points.
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