Alec Ross, technology adviser to Hillary Clinton during the Obama administration and author of the bestseller The Industries of the Future, has recently held a lectio magistralis during Milano Digital Week praising the city’s steps towards green mobility as economically as well as ecologically savvy.
The environmental credentials of Milano are confirmed by the activation of the first fast charging stations for the electric buses of ATM, the metro transit company controlled by the Municipality. In Viale Zara, near the subway station where the M3 yellow line and the M4 lilac line intersect, at the north of the city, thanks a electric pantograph controlled via wi-fi, the batteries of the #51, #60 and #82 buses get quickly recharged.
From Zara, go to M2 Cimiano, Largo Augusto and Bovisasca, respectively.
By 2021, two other charging stations will be activated, one near the Central Station and the other at Lambrate Station.
The fleet of electric buses, currently at 65 vehicles, will reach 180 units by the end of the year, with the aim of completely decarbonizing public bus transportation by 2030, with a fleet of 1,200 electric buses.
The elimination of internal combustion engines in buses will contribute to the reduction of smog, as per the city’s new air quality plan, and lead to a reduction in climate-altering emissions equal to 75,000 tons of carbon dioxide per year.
Milano is investing in ecological sustainability as key factor to redesign the city after Covid and boost its economy and international attractiveness.