Turin – November 5, 2018 – The city of La Spezia is the protagonist of important initiatives about  sustainable mobility, through the approval of the PUMS (Urban Plan for Sustainable Mobility) strategic plan with 10-year time horizon providing green solutions and development of electromobility  for public transport by road.

As further confirmation of the attention on the subject, on November 23, La Spezia will host the National Conference  “GREEN PUBLIC TRANSPORT: THE FUTURE HAS ARRIVED” aimed to the latest technological innovations and management models for electric city buses

In this framework, E-CO will present SmartBUS, the most efficient Zero Emission electric bus on the market today for urban public transport able to fast-charge in less than 5 minutes every time it reaches the terminal station, so as to cover the route at best, having an additional 30% reserve.

The innovation lies especially in the ultracapacitors storage system, having high energy density, able to recover over 35% of the energy, when braking, provide a power boost in acceleration that the batteries can not give, reduce consumption in comparison to the battery-powered electric buses, and even to polluting heat-engine buses. The TCO – total cost of ownership – is by far the lowest of the solutions on the market today

Moderated by Antonio Sommariva, Director of the “Autobus” magazine, the conference will address the varoius experiences of public administrators, industry associations and transportation companies of excellence.

Important new ideas will emerge for the proper use of technologies that today more than ever combine the objectives of economic & environmental sustainability and autonomy in service: the future has arrived!

The Conference venue perfectly combines history and innovation in transport. The Beghi auditorium, in fact, is housed in a building dated 1902 of the former FITRAM (the public transport company of the time) originally used as a tram depot and a mechanical workshop with adjoining oven for painting. The current configuration, is one of the major architectural projects in Europe. Currently it represents a real cultural reference for the city.


E-CO Hev


E-CO Hev is the investee company by Politecnico di Milano, Spin-off of the same polytechnic, active in the field of the development of innovative systems of electromobility fast charging with particular regard to local public transport systems, for the spread and promotion of real sustainable mobility.

In particular, it develops on-board vehicle high-speed energy storage components and on-ground fast charging modules, providing the full electromobility system (SmartBUS and stations) in Joint Venture with Chariot Motors and Higer.