Edison and Toyota team up to spread electric mobility. The agreement provides for the installation by the Foro Buonaparte energy company of over 300 charging infrastructures at all Toyota and Lexus sales and service points in Italy. In addition to the installation of the charging infrastructure, Edison will take care of management and maintenance, while ensuring the supply of electricity produced from renewable sources.
The charging infrastructure arriving from Edison and Toyota will be open to the public and customers will be able to use it through the Edison App. In addition, Edison says that it will also provide a home wallbox installation service for customers who purchase a Toyota and Lexus brand car.
In 2018, almost 2.1 million electric vehicles were registered worldwide, both full electric (BEV) and plug-in hybrids (PHEV), with a growth of 78% compared to the previous year. the photograph taken by the last Observatory of the Energy & Strategy Group of the Politecnico di Milano. In Europe, around 384,000 electric cars (passenger cars) were registered in 2018, equal to an increase of 33% compared to 2017. The first European market was Norway, followed by Germany, the United Kingdom and France.
In Italy, around 10,000 electric cars were registered in 2018, of which 50% BEV and 50% PHEV, equal to 0.5% of the total registrations in our country. This brings the total number of electric cars circulating in Italy at the end of 2018 to around 22,000 units, a number that in the first seven months of 2019 has grown further thanks to the registration of another 6,000 full electric cars (+ 113% compared to the same period of 2018.
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