The new mobility service will become operational in 2020 thanks to a public-private partnership making Friuli Venezia Giulia the first region where a considerable share of company cars of municipalities, unions of municipalities, the regional administration and other public institutions will be phased out and replaced by electric vehicles. By aggregating the mobility needs of several public authorities, the current model based on car ownership will be phased out and replaced by a centralized mobility-as-a-service scheme managed by private operators.
In addition to the car-sharing service, to the rental of electric vehicles and to a software aimed at managing and optimizing public authorities’ mobility, NOEMIX envisages to install charging stations as well as to produce electric energy from renewable energy sources.
The project, which started in June 2017, will last for four years and aims at making Friuli Venezia Giulia a forerunner region at European level in the transition to a low-carbon economy. NOEMIX has a budget of 900.000 euro granted by the European Commission that will mobilize around 14 million euro of investments through public-private partnership by 2020.
According to the findings of a preliminary analysis carried out in 2016, public authorities in Friuli Venezia Giulia (the regional administration ‘Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia’, Health Authorities, County Seats, the Port Authority, universities and research centres) satisfy their mobility needs with at least 1500 cars travelling 50-100 km per day, mostly in urban areas.
NOEMIX aims at reducing CO2 emissions, increasing the production of energy from renewable energy sources, reducing pollution – as a result of the reduction of the emissions deriving from internal combustion engines – as well as cutting down particulate matter and noise generated by congestion in urban areas.
As shown in the chart, NOEMIX will introduce at least 560 electric vehicles in the fleet of regional public authorities, together with 660 charging stations and power plants using renewable energy sources that will supply 50% of the needed electric energy, while the remaining 50% will be provided by purchasing electric energy also certified as ‘green’ (i.e. generated using renewable energy sources). The expected primary energy savings amount to 4,261 GWh/year, while the expected production of electric energy from renewable energy sources amounts to 0,659 GWh/year. The model can be replicated in other regions in Italy and Europe.