Volvo Trucks has announced that it has reached an agreement with Plenitude – Eni’s Benefit Company – for the installation of five new photovoltaic systems at the Volvo Truck Centers in the cities of Bergamo (Headquarters), Venice, Brescia, Turin and Padua. Centers, therefore, which already starting this year, will be powered by renewable energy. In fact, the project will have a production capacity of 550,000 kWh kWh per year and will allow Volvo Trucks Italia to improve the energy efficiency of its sites with a view to greater sustainability: the production of renewable energy will make it possible to avoid CO2 emissions for around 220 tons yearly.
In addition to the installation, the agreement also provides for the management and maintenance of the systems for the first 5 years and the development of a continuous performance monitoring system. These are the words of Pasquale Cuzzola, Plenitude’s Retail Italian Market Director: “This partnership is in line with Plenitude’s strategy of creating value through the energy transition and of eliminating, by 2040, net CO2 emissions across the entire chain of value, including those of our customers. We are therefore pleased to make our solutions in the renewable sector and technologically advanced systems available to the Volvo Trucks Italia offices, which will allow a more efficient and sustainable use of energy and also reduce the related costs”.
So instead, Giovanni Dattoli, Managing Director of Volvo Trucks Italia, commented: “Volvo Trucks is investing at 360° in sustainability and this project in Italy fits fully into our decarbonisation strategy, which concerns not only the vehicles we market but including the locations where we operate. We are pleased with the agreement with Plenitude, an excellent partner who will accompany us on a virtuous path, allowing us to make a concrete and sustainable contribution to the environment”.