As we have told you on other occasions, recharging your electric car in the city is easy, especially if done in conjunction with the activities you carry out in your daily life. In other words, having an electric car doesn’t slow down your life if you use the charging stations in the places you usually go.
This is not only true when holidays are a mirage, but also during the summer, when many people can switch off from the urban frenzy. In addition to a few valuable tips for preserving our electric vehicles on days when the heat is unbearable, e-drivers may find themselves faced with new demands during these months, not least because of the much-needed restart after the period of restrictions.
In this moment of growing enthusiasm, the airport is once again becoming a key location, with a steadily increasing number of passengers: recent figures speak of a +9% weekly increase since the first week of June. After all, there is a great desire to leave and this means of transport is often the most comfortable – and convenient – for domestic routes, as well as for foreign ones, where, however, it will be a bit more complex to get around.
What do airports have to do with charging electric cars? Just as in other key locations in cities – supermarkets, restaurants, hotels, gyms and more – the Be Charge development plan has also landed in airports.
This means that if you are waiting at the airport arrivals terminal or have accompanied someone on their departure, the downtime could prove useful for recharging your electric car. Even in the case of a very short domestic trip – think Rome-Milan in one day – you might think about leaving your car in charge, but woe betide if you leave it after the end of the refuelling, as this would result in fines and the risk of having your car towed away by a breakdown truck, as well as a huge lack of respect towards other e-drivers.
Among the various Be Charge recharging points already in operation and those soon to be activated at Italian airports, two key airports stand out: Il Caravaggio airport in Orio al Serio (BG) and Falcone e Borsellino airport in Palermo. In the first six months of the year, the two hubs were respectively the fifth and sixth largest airports in terms of the number of passengers in Italy, demonstrating Be Charge’s commitment to choosing strategic locations.
Like so many other changes that have taken place in our society and in the world of transport, driven by technology, the transition to electric mobility is gradual in nature and will bring with it a change of perspective on driving habits, including those related to refuelling.
In part, however, the future is already here, and although the Be Charge development plan still has a long way to go, it is still possible to experience cities with electric cars smoothly, with a little bit of healthy organisation.