Rome, Aug. 8, 2023 – The plan to install High Capacity charging stations for electric vehicles in Tuscany that Free To X, an ASPI Group company dedicated to the development of advanced mobility services, is carrying out on the national network under management, has reached its conclusion.
In this region, in particular, 6 charging stations have been activated, 5 on the A1 Milano-Napoli, 1 on the A11 Firenze-Pisa Nord, for a total of 18 charging points capable of supporting 36 cars at the same time. Of the 5 stations along the Autosole, 2 are in the direction of Milano, Badia al Pino Est, Arno Est, 2 in the direction of Napoli, Badia al Pino Ovest and Arno Ovest, and Firenze Nord accessible from both directions, with an interdistance of 60 km between stations. Peretola Sud is the active charging station on the A11.
The project plans to have 100 charging stations along the Autostrade per l’Italia network by the end of the summer. To date there are 76 active ones, 12 awaiting activation and 11 nearing completion, and along the Milano-Napoli the average distance of service areas is 49 km in line with European levels and the European regulation (Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Regulation – AFIR).
Established in 2021, Free To X is an ASPI Group company dedicated to the development of advanced mobility services, offering solutions to improve the all-around travel experience, focusing on innovation, technology and sustainability. Free To X builds and manages as Charging Point Operator (CPO), the largest network of HPC stations for electric vehicles in Italy, in the highway environment, with columns capable of delivering up to 300kW of power with average charging times of 15 to 20 minutes. Free To X enables neutrality of technological standards, recharging the different types of vehicles that will travel on the highways with 100% green energy; geographic neutrality, covering the entire highway network of Autostrade per l’Italia; and commercial neutrality, guaranteeing access, on equal terms, to all the main operators of electric mobility (Mobility Service Provider – MSP) who have directly relates with end users, including the main e-roaming platforms. The Free To X infrastructure is available on the Hubject and Gireve e-roaming platforms, and to date more than 50 MSPs, of 15 different nationalities, have joined the interoperability offer.
Drivers of electric cars, will thus be able to take advantage of charging services in total autonomy through the apps or cards of Mobility Service Providers, h24 and 7 days a week, using the charging points for the time necessary to refuel the batteries of their vehicle. Also thanks to these facilities, vacationing by electric car in our country will be simple and sustainable.