Transport is the sector with the lowest electrification rate in Italy, especially when excluding railways. The project implemented by Axpo with Sharengo, the first electric car sharing provider in Italy, aims at installing an increasing number of charging points for public access, while providing 100% renewable energy at the consumption.
The partnership with Sharengo has been underwritten at the end of December 2017, setting up the recharging service by Axpo for the sharing electric vehicles in Rome.
The project has started with three pilots, in which Axpo provides 12 ABB wall box (7,4 kW each) and supplies energy to a total number of 38 charging points (including existing recharging systems), while Sharengo guarantees a take or pay equal to 26,2 MWh per month. The fee paid by the client covers the rent of the infrastructure, the charging and monitoring service, in €/MWh/month for 36 months, adjusted to the fluctuations of PUN monthly and to the tariff’s general levies quarterly. In addition, other 24 points of recharge are directly supplied by Axpo Italia, for a total of 62 points accounting for about half the total of Share’ngo in Rome. All the energy supplied is certified 100% renewables by Guarantees of Origin.
From the beginning of the project Axpo, with first charging point supplied in April, has supplied green energy for a total amount of 150 MWh.
At beginning of May, Rome has issued a regulation giving free access to public area for operators to install EV charging infrastructures in the municipality territory. Therefore, to extend its charging infrastructure network Axpo has submitted its plan for the installation of the first 40 charging points. Each of the infrastructure is equipped with a slow charge socket (3,7 kW) Type 3A, and a rapid one (22 kW) Type 2, in order to satisfy all the standards of Italian market. The charging points are spread in strategic areas of the Capital in 12 “islands” of 2 to 4 charging stations each. The charging stations will be fully accessible by everyone, thanks to the interoperability European platform Hubject. This network will cover Sharengo needs to recharge all around Rome, but most importantly it will be available to private EV drivers that, according to EV market forecasts, will grow significantly in the next years.