The present use of thermal vehicles for urban distribution adds tothe pollution in the city. Organising urban distribution activities using non-polluting electric vehicles would mean less pollution in the inner city of Milan and a more attractive climate for shoppers and residents. Meanwhile, the introduction of electric vehicles also makes urban distribution more efficient, because they are also allowed into the pedestrian areas outside the normal access hours. This longer delivery period is especially attractive for businesses and shopkeepers.
In the context
of ELCIDIS, Milan will introduce 10 to 12 electric vans for distribution
activities at companies which mainly operate in the city centre.The use
of these energy-efficient electric vans will also lead to less noise and
air pollution in the city centre. The municipality of Milan will use the
vehicles for the inhouse distribution of goods. SoGeMI, a municipal utility,
will introduce the vehicles for distributing goods and food to shops and
markets in Milan city. The last company to deploy electric vehicles for
urban distribution is the energy company AEM, which will use the vehicles
for maintenance services. Charging facilities for the vehicles will be
realised at AEM, for use by all participating companies.