Vito Ippolito speaks about the future of sustainable mobility, considering environmental objectives, technological challenges and sport
Last week in Rome took place the opening ceremony of the XIX edition of the Master SAFE on “Energy Resources Management”. A meeting opportunity for managers active in energies and sport management alongside with students of the Master, discussing about sustainable mobility, that took place at the legal firm “Grimaldi” under the auspice of its managing partner Francesco Sciaudone.
“Discussing of synergies between energy and transportation, thus about sustainable mobility, means speaking about environmental, economical and social impacts, about infrastructure, technologies, services, favourable rules and regulations, investments and also about sport”, commented Raffaele Chiulli, President of SAFE during his opening speech, which touched the sustainable mobility theme as a tool in diminishing the carbon footprint, a guiding principle of smart cities, a development opportunity for industry, benefitting from the activities in research and development done by the sport.
During the event several solutions have been evaluated, taking in consideration the contribution of Federico Caleno, Head of e-Mobility Solutions Development - Enel X, which highlighted the electric mobility as a sustainable and ever more credible solution, with benefits for the transportation net and customers. “Enel ‘s commitment”, Caleno says, “is to create an adequate recharging stations net which can support the electric vehicle development, moving from the actual 9.000 up to the potential 115.000 in 2020”.
High performance and efficient batteries used in sport is a positive sign for the urban mobility. Rodi Basso, Director – McLaren Applied Technologies (new exclusive batteries supplier for Formula E 2018 Championship), reminded how, during the last three, four years, the batteries’ autonomy increased exponentially for competition prototypes, with high hopes for commercial cars.
The concept of sport as a development lab of sustainable mobility solutions has been the core message of Vito Ippolito’s intervention, FIM President, who underlined the technological challenges that are being faced for the organization and realization of the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup, the international championship for electrical motorcycles which will start in 2019. A fundamental experience for the development of electrical motorcycles dedicated for mass transportation. The sustainable mobility can be a stimulus for a new industrial revolution, based on technology, investments and specialized workforce.
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