The first infrastructure to be installed fast charging for electric vehicles at Cagliari – ELMAS airport

June 30, 2020 – The island’s first FAST system for recharging electric vehicles was installed at the terminal car park of Cagliari Elmas airport, a charging station created from the collaboration between SOGAER, the airport management company and RICARICA SRL.

«As a FERA Group we aim to meet today’s needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs. It is therefore essential to contribute to the migration to environmentally compatible transport systems.Cesare Fera, president of the FERA Group – This FAST charging station allows tourists and Sardinians to recharge their vehicles quickly and move around without polluting the air, since the energy supplied is guaranteed 100% renewable. “

Renato Branca, managing director of SOGAER, the management company of Cagliari airport commented: “Cagliari Airport takes a further step towards sustainable mobility, and does so by equipping itself with an innovative service based on green needs. In fact, SOGAER has been engaged for years in a complex environmental project that involves the adoption of zero-impact measures and tools. We have already completed both the purchase of electric vehicles for service needs, and the activation of parking spaces for car sharing, and now we are continuing with the FAST charging stations. We have also long since acquired the certifications relating to the so-called “carbon accreditation”, issued by ACI Europe (Airport Council International) for the reduction of CO2 emissions from the airport system, as part of an overall program for the entire air transport industry.  In this way we aim to distinguish ourselves at national and European level for environmental best practices, aware, moreover, that our airport insists on a unique and still little contaminated ecosystem, to be preserved also with our active support. We are in fact convinced that the environment and the beauty of the territory are the primary resources for the economic and tourist development of our island, and, in this sense, we are determined to work for sustainability in terms of investment in the future “.

This fast charger allows a recharge of 50 kW of power, an absolute rarity on the island. Thanks to an agreement with the airport, it will be possible to take advantage of free parking for two hours inside the airport, enough time to fill up even the most powerful batteries. To take advantage of free parking, it will be sufficient, at the end of the recharge, to go to the payment office of the multi-storey car park and show evidence of the recharge made using the app. A “green” voucher will be returned which will allow you to take advantage of the free parking at the payment machine. The airport offers many services to make the most of your recharge stop (there is a supermarket, shops, restaurants, bars). Charging is activated via a mobile phone using the NEXTCHARGE APP or via RFID access. The application is the most downloaded in Italy for this service and it is the one that provides the largest national charging network, thanks to roaming.

RICARICA SRL is a start-up of the FERA Group, founded in 2014, with the aim of providing a charging service for electric cars obtained exclusively from renewable sources; the group has installed and manages plants throughout Italy. In addition, a large company electric fleet, the second largest after the regional fleet, has been crossing Sardinia for years, serving the Group’s renewable source plants in the area.

Francesco Porceddu
Responsabile Relazioni Esterne
SOGAER – Cagliari Airport
francesco.porceddu@sogaer.it
+39 335 736 1658
Giulia Canavero
Responsabile ufficio Ambiente e Qualità
FERA srl – Milano
g.canavero@ferasrl.it
+39 328 035 4527

SOGAER, has been managing Cagliari Airport since 1992, every day it is committed to guaranteeing the highest level of quality and safety for its airport services, its plan is for the growth of airport structures and systems and to encourage the development of economic activities both within the airport and in the area. . After obtaining total management of Cagliari airport for 40 years in 2007, SOGAER secured the approval of ENAC for a program contract in 2012. Since 2016 SOGAER has participated in the ‘Airport Carbon Accreditation’, an independent and voluntary program that aims for the progressive reduction of CO2 emissions in the airport. The company’s management is currently engaged in expanding the flight network and in the construction of important infrastructural works that will significantly improve the comfort and efficiency of the airport.

The ‘Mario Mameli’ Airport of Cagliari-Elmas is the most important airport in Sardinia both in terms of traffic volumes and dimensions. In 2019, passenger traffic amounted to 4,739,077 units, while aircraft traffic reached 34,921 movements. Cagliari is currently connected with direct scheduled flights to main European and national destinations.

FERA SRL – Alternative Renewable Energy Factory – has been operating in the renewable energy sector since 2001. It has its registered office in Milan and offices in Milan, Stella (Savona), Livorno and Noto (Syracuse). FERA sells the electricity it produces exclusively from renewable sources (wind, sun, biomass). From 2001 to today, FERA has achieved ambitious goals, thanks to a motivated and competent team, who are aware of the social, ethical and environmental importance of energy development from renewable sources. The activity of the FERA Group is constantly aligned with best practice criteria recognized nationally and internationally. The companies engaged in the corporate business constitute an integrated and highly synergistic supply chain. In particular. RICARICA SRL which supplies charging stations for electric vehicles exclusively using energy from renewable sources.

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