Gardaland has teamed up with Enel X to provide eight charging points for electric vehicles, as part of the theme park’s commitment to environmental sustainability.
Gardaland is promoting sustainable mobility with the new charging points, which are Enel X’s 22 kW pole stations, each with a Mennekes socket.
This allows for the simultaneous charging of eight electric vehicles. The charging points are for public use, visible and bookable through the Juicepass app.
“We are very happy that our park now has a charging system for electric vehicles,” said Aldo Maria Vigevani, managing director of Gardaland.
“Many visitors have decided to choose environmentally sustainable mobility and now, thanks to this service, they can have fun enjoying the park’s attractions while their car recharges.
“Gardaland has always been very environmentally conscious and the installation of these columns is a further step towards an increasingly green future.”
Gardaland Resort is part of Merlin Entertainments, which operates more than 130 facilities, 19 hotels and 6 holiday villages across 25 countries.
Green initiatives at Gardaland in Italy
The resort is expanding with Legoland Water Park Gardaland, which was scheduled to launch earlier this year but is now postponed until 2021.
Legoland Water Park Gardaland will feature waterslides, rafts, swimming pools, and Duplo and Lego bricks, as well as a themed refreshment area called the Harbour Restaurant.
“We are protagonists of the electric mobility revolution in Italy, and we have a national plan that aims to reach 28,000 charging points by 2023,” said Elisa Tosoni, Enel X manager of e-mobility for Triveneto.
Tosoni said the charging points are made with technology entirely developed by Enel X. They ensure the highest standards of reliability and safety.
She added that the charging stations “have great symbolic value in stimulating younger generations and their families, who are already very sensitive to climate and environmental issues, towards growing awareness of increasingly sustainable lifestyles”.
As concern over the effects of climate change increases around the world, attractions are developing green agendas, whether they are reducing plastic, going solar, or offering vegan options.