Sustainability & energy efficiency

PNA buys its first two electric cars

by Port News Editorial Staff

The North Tyrrhenian Port Network Authority has bought its first two electric cars with funds from the National Recovery & Resilience Plan-NRRP earmarked for renewing the country’s public administration vehicle fleet.

The Renault Twingos, purchased thanks to funding from the Green Cars project, part of the Green Port Programme, will be used for Port Network Authority (PNA) personnel commuting between their Livorno and Piombino offices, with a 75% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to the cars in its  current fleet, which run on traditional fuels.

This is an important result for an organization that has long set itself the goal of reducing carbon emissions. Purchasing the two electric cars, to be followed by other zero-emission vehicles, is one of the key components of the North Tyrrhenian ports’ decarbonization strategy.

As part of the Green Port Programme, the Port Network Authority also plans to build renewable wind and photovoltaic energy generation plants, both in Livorno and Piombino, with the support of NRRP funding.

The Port Network Authority’s energy mix, for powering its own vehicles as well as other institutional activities, is set to be entirely sustainable by 2026, making its new electric vehicles carbon-neutral.

Translation by Giles Foster

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