Viterbo Earns Enel X Status of Virtuous Municipality
The first city to earn the status of "Virtuous Municipality" is Viterbo in Central Italy, where the target of installing 34 recharging points indicated in the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Municipality and Enel X has been achieved in record time. Thanks to its collaboration with the main local institutions, Viterbo now has a total of 42 Enel X charging points for public use. All this was possible thanks to the contribution of the city's Mayor Giovanni Arena, the Councilor for Public Works Laura Allegrini, as well as the President of the Court Maria Rosaria Covelli, the Rector Professor Stefano Ubertini and the Rector's Delegate for the Right to Education and Student Services Professor Andrea Genovese. All acted to allow the installation of recharging points in the car parks of administrative offices, the offices of the Court of Viterbo, and the University of Tuscia UNITUS.
More and more municipalities are choosing to sign up for sustainable mobility with Enel X, the Enel Group's global business line, which offers innovative solutions to support energy transition.
The requirements for a municipality to be included with priority status in Enel X's infrastructure plan are: The predisposition of an organic urban Mobility Plan, which foresees the installation of electric vehicle charging points at institutional and strategic sites; speed and administrative skills in the management of procedures; the involvement of key local authorities (Universities, Courts, museums and other areas of interest) by adopting incentive policies (e.g. parking concessions) for those using zero-emission vehicles. Also among the requirements is the municipality's compliance with accessibility to infrastructures as well as the electrification process of municipal government vehicle fleets.