The Electric Vehicle Charging Plan in Kalamata was approved


The Charging Plan for Electric Vehicles (SFIO) of the Municipality of Kalamata was approved by the Quality of Life Committee at its last meeting, according to the proposal.
In particular, the SFIO of the Municipality of Kalamata was prepared, as stated by the responsible deputy mayor Nikos Basakidis, as follows:

Stage 1, in which the analysis of the current situation and the mapping of the intervention area was made and the two scenarios were created for the location of the recharging points, as well as the parking spaces, according to which:

Scenario A: Location of the stations based on population and geographical criteria.

Scenario A focuses on the fair distribution of charging stations within the boundaries of the Municipality of Kalamata with the criterion of equal service based on population and geographical criteria.

Scenario B: Emphasis on Commercial Uses, Attractions and Tourism. Scenario B places more emphasis on the attractions of the Municipality of Kalamata. These areas include, among others, public services, shops, sports and leisure facilities, health facilities, tourist facilities, etc. Stage 2, in which the prevailing location scenarios were consulted, from which the scenario prevailed B, which focuses on the poles of attraction, commercial activities and tourism.

An important factor for the selection of scenario B was the low penetration of PC in the base year (2021)

Stage 3, in which the implementation and application procedures of the project were analyzed, with cost-benefit analysis, financial analysis for two scenarios of installation of charging stations: a) by the Municipality and full operation of the stations by the Municipality, b) by private and utilization of stations (operation and maintenance) by a private individual (with the provision of a low rent to the Municipality).

All positions for the disabled, micro-mobility, taxis, trucks and tourist buses are implemented in the 1st year. The IX positions are implemented as follows: 1st year: 30 chargers (51 IX positions & 9 disabled positions), 2nd year: 7 chargers (14 positions), 3rd year: 3 chargers (6 positions).

The implementation of an Electric Vehicle Charging Plan by a Municipality is the first step in promoting e-mobility.

Impact step: 55% of the CO2 emissions in the city are due to the environment, since internal combustion vehicles. In the economy, since detoxification from fossil fuels reduces the cost of production and living.

The Municipality of Kalamata with its participation in the mission of the network of 100 European cities for climate neutrality until 2030 promotes projects and actions to reduce emissions, but also actions to produce clean energy from the sun and hydrogen of the sea, with the aim limiting the use of fossil fuels.