FCA has announced three new sustainability-focused projects in Turin. It’s to install solar power production units at its Mirafiori complex, consisting of photovoltaic panels covering 150,000 square metres capable of producing 15MW of electricity.
It will install a further 30,000 units covering 1,750 parking spaces and capable of generating up to 15MW of electricity. This will supply sustainable energy to charge the electric models manufactured on site.
The car park project will be implemented in partnership with ENGIE and will cover the V2G car park currently under construction at the plant.
FCA will also install 850 charging points across the Turin manufacturing hub, including 750 in employee parking areas.
Pietro Gorlier, COO for FCA’s EMEA Region says: “The new sustainability-focused projects announced today, together with the operational milestones already achieved, demonstrate how FCA is continuing to strengthen its activities, with the contribution of its people and its centres of excellence. With a series of new product launches and these innovative electrification-related projects, 2020 will be an incredibly important year for the Group’s future.”
In collaboration with Terna, it has already unveiled a project for development of the world’s largest Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) hub, which will connect a fleet of 700 electric vehicles (Fiat 500 BEV) via a two-way recharging infrastructure capable of supplying 25MW to the energy grid to balance demand during peak periods.