The pulse of the smart city
A case study in Savona
The electric bus paves the way for smart cities
Enel X works with local municipalities in assessing their transportation needs while simultaneously developing sustainable solutions to reduce energy consumption with electric public transport options. Drawing from its extensive experience in developing e-Mobility solutions for the private sector, Enel X has applied these same principles in developing a fleet of electric vehicles that offer multiple eco-friendly benefits.
Comprehensive solutions must be implemented in order to support public transport companies in their energy transition.
Integrated technology, including the development of an e-bus service, paves the way for greener transportation. Enel X understands the complexity of the situation for local governments and recognizes that the answer is not an easy quick fix by simply substituting electric buses for older modes of transport.
Enel X provides an integrated approach, whether through electric mobility strategy development, design and installation of charging infrastructures for electric vehicles or the digitization of systems in order to properly maintain and manage smart public transport for the long-term.
Commitment to the future
As a committed partner in achieving the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Enel X has identified the need to offer a full comprehensive plan for cities and their public transport systems.
Energy-efficient solutions are necessary at all touch points, including smart bus stops, energy upgrades for bus stations, intelligent technology to supply the network’s vast infrastructure such as via smart screens and sensors, photovoltaic solar panels, charging stations for e-bikes and smartphones, as well as increased safety and security via video monitoring of mobility flow.
The ability to use this technology in real time is key, especially for urban environments which cater to residents of all ages, many of whom may have mobility issues, as well as to tourists and other travelers. Enel X tailors these e-Mobility solutions to fit the needs of an urban environment, working to advance sustainable mobility while simultaneously identifying cost-saving opportunities for local governments.
Innovation in e-Mobility
The continuous innovation of e-Mobility, in collaboration with the public and private sector, contributes to a cleaner urban environment that provides greater functionality to city dwellers. Reduced energy consumption also translates into lower energy costs.
By implementing e-Mobility projects such as Savona, energy savings are notable. Enel X is steadfast in its commitment to offering sustainable mobility solutions which have zero environmental impact.