The Environmental and Energy policies of the international communities are dedicating massive investments on the mobility and transport sector. In order to tackle the environmental challenge towards CO2 reduction and particulate emissions, investment plans are addressed to implement the paradigm of smart and electric mobility. This scenario opens the door to new business models and players in the mobility market.
On the basis of a recognized long-term international experience in the mobility and transport sector, together with fresh concepts emerging from R&D activities, RINA is partnering with different actors leading the mobility revolution.
The activity is carried out in accordance with the RINA governance model, which safeguards impartiality and prevents conflict of interest situations.
With the use of a dedicated tool, we develop trustable bus fleet consumption simulation models of the public transport lines considering input factors such as slopes, vehicles weight, speed, etc. The simulation output is a detailed report of electrical consumptions needs to guarantee the required operational service and a first estimation of the fleet in terms of needed vehicles.
Simulations results are then analyzed against physical and operative constraints ensuring, through an optimisation study process, that the most efficient solutions are achieved. Synergies among different lines, switch to different vehicles models and size, an efficient operational service strategy, fleet recharging strategies to support both operational needs and power distribution system limits are considered to provide the most cost-effective solution.
Business plan definition
Once the operation model and the fleet have been defined, a Cost Benefit Analysis is conducted to evaluate returns in terms of sustainability and cost benefits in general. Sustainable benefits are usually evaluated in terms of CO2 emissions, global warming and noise reduction.
We also team up with Funds and Equities investing the Green Mobility market, which allow us to advise clients on the most appropriate financial scheme to fit with the specific needs of their sustainable transport projects.
Finally, our services will extend to the procurement phase, to make sure that the best and most innovative technical solutions are considered for the project implementation, and the definition of the business plan.
At the core of the de-carbonization challenge, in Europe we are involved in Public Transport Electrification Programs with our Mobility & Logistics Competence Center. Recent experiences with big players pursuing a paradigm shift to fully sustainable mobility have demonstrated the maturity and cost effectiveness of our fully integrated approach to deliver value for money to all involved parties and identify the financial instruments to overcome any public investment barrier.
In addition to full environmental, social and economic benefits, the engagement of private sources of financing to fill the investment gaps makes financial solutions available and the project implementation a reality.
Gianluca Vezzani VTS Surveillance Senior Business Development Manager
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