Nissan and Sibeg partner in Sicily
Nissan and Sibeg have formed an agreement to create an electric ecosystem consisting of vehicles and infrastructures in Sicily.
This signals the start of the second phase of the ‘Green Mobility Project’ – which includes 110 new 100%-electric Nissan LEAFs used by Sibeg sales representatives and eight new fast-charging stations.
For Nissan, the new ecosystem is an application of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company’s strategy to change how cars are driven, powered and integrated into society. Sibeg has partnered with ALD Automotive to provide all administrative and management services for the cars through its E-go long-term rental proposal. Through its partnership with Enel X, the major long-term rental company offers integrated mobility services for the spread of zero-emission mobility.
Through the cooperation with Nissan, Sibeg has expanded its infrastructure network across the entire island, which now counts a total of 68 charging stations. The eight new quick chargers add to the previous 60 charging points installed by Sibeg in partnership with Enel.
The growing EV infrastructure in Italy will contribute towards the expansion of the electric car market. In 2017, there was a 135% rise in EV use in Sicily compared to the previous year – in part thanks to the recharging network improvements. In fact in 2015, when the project first began, there were only three charging stations installed in Sicily.