Life for Silver Coast: Enel is a partner of the innovative sustainable mobility project in the Argentario peninsula
Life for Silver Coast is a revolutionary sustainable mobility system that is set to launch in the Silver Coast in 2019, transforming it into an area with almost zero impact on the environment
Published on 7 February 2018
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.
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