Electromobilty in Emilia-Romagna
The Emilia-Romagna region is especially well-known for its healthy Mediterranean cuisine and outdoor lifestyle, the Italian piazza is the centre of public life in Italy. But the region has a long-standing tradition as forerunner in Italy in providing high quality services for the community (e.g. childcare, healthcare, housing, mobility).
The Regional Integrated Transport Plan
The regional authority is striving to contain environmental problems deriving from air pollution. The Pianura Padana area is one of the most polluted regions in Europe together with part of the so-called "Blue Banana", the most important economic areas of Europe, which extends across Europe from western Germany and Benelux to London. In order to create the best conditions for a cleaner mobility - in line with the main priority of improving the air quality in the region -, the new Regional Integrated Transport Plan (PRIT 2020) was published.
This is the primary planning tool for the region to set up main guidelines for regional mobility policies and define its major initiatives and priority measures, coordinating and integrating them with other regional strategies.
The PRIT 2020 has an interdisciplinary, cutting- edge approach involving the "PER Regional Energy Plan 2006-2016", the regional "Health Plan 2009-2011", and "the Environmental Plan 2011-2013". Shared goals: achieving sustainable mobility, and creating the conditions for good mobility for all. And electric mobility was identified as part of the solution.
"Mi Muovo Elettrico" programme
The regional electro-mobility programme called "Mi Muovo Elettrico" is part of the PRIT 2020 strategy. "Mi Muovo Elettrico" is looking at developing electro-mobility at the regional level rather than simply at the city level. This programme was created with the aim to deploy local electro-mobility plans, charging infrastructure, and partnerships between public-private stakeholders. In 2010, around 280 vehicles (including hybrids) and more than 500 fully electric cars and buses were already circulating on public fleets.
"Mi Muovo Elettrico" programme is based on two principles: interoperability on a regional scale (between the municipalities and the different energy providers), and integration of all available mobility services with existent transportation modes.