Life for Silver Coast: Enel is a partner of the innovative sustainable mobility project in the Argentario peninsular

Enel is a partner in the innovative integrated electric mobility project known as Life for Silver Coast, which from 2019 will cut the environmental impact in the municipalities of Monte Argentario, Orbetello and Giglio Island to almost zero. This revolutionary concept for urban sustainability is based on the use of exclusively electric vehicles to boost the accessibility of areas that attract large volumes of tourists and that are poorly served by public transport. The initiative has obtained financing from the European Commission as part of LIFE 2016, the European Union programme for the environment and for the fight against climate change.

There will be one shuttle bus to connect the Orbetello train station with various areas of interest, while boats will ferry tourists to the beautiful beaches of Feniglia and Giannella, departing from the lagoon town and from Monte Argentario. Charging stations for car and scooter sharing schemes will also be installed in strategic locations throughout the territory. Of course, there will also be a role for bicycles, of the electric pedal-assisted variety. The Electric Hub 360 is a cylinder-shaped technological bike-sharing station equipped with photovoltaic panels and charging points. These hubs will house 13 pedal assisted bicycles, protecting them from the weather and vandalism. The entire intermodal mobility system will communicate through a network of fixed and mobile sensors that gather environmental data and provide information, as well as facilitating the purchase of tickets and allowing users to leave comments or share photos recounting their customer experience.

Sustainable tourism can be achieved by creating a system and presenting the image of a territory as a whole

Andrea Casamenti

Mayor of Orbetello

Enel’s goal is to contribute to boosting the development of electric mobility in Italy: participating in tenders such as this one allows us to gain experience in a changing world and take an important step towards achieving our goal

Francesco Venturini

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Enel X