“Forecast of the Demand for Electric Mobility for Rome–Fiumicino International Airport”: Studio Santi on “Energies”

Federico Santi and Romano Alberto Acri have published on Energies

The paper “Forecast of the Demand for Electric Mobility for Rome–Fiumicino International Airport” has been published in Energies 2021, 14, 5251.

The article traces the methodology used to draw up a forecast estimate of the demand for electric mobility for Fiumicino International Airport, with the aim of supporting the dimensioning of the electric vehicle charging infrastructure with a horizon of 2030.

It is possible to view the article on Energies at this link or directly download the PDF version by clicking here. The abstract is below:

Following electrification of automotive transport, studies on the penetration of electric vehicles (EVs) are widespread, especially in defined contexts. As major transport hubs, airports fall within contexts worthy of interest. In this work, a forecast of the demand for electric mobility in an Italian international airport (Rome–Fiumicino) is presented. The main goal of the research is to build up a methodology that allows evaluating the penetration index of EVs that will access the airport parks in 2025 and 2030, to be able to have a preliminary assessment of the number of charging points necessary for serving them. In the paper, first, a wide review of proposed scenarios on the penetration of EVs at international and national level and available data on local automotive transport are presented, as a preliminary study for the definition of reference scenarios for the local context. Then, the proposed methodology is presented and applied to the specific case study. Finally, a preliminary sizing of the required charging infrastructure is reported. The results show that a significant impact on the airport electricity network can be foreseen, and it requires proper planning of adaptation/upgrading actions. The proposed approach can be considered as a reference for similar studies on electrical mobility in other airport areas around the world.

Source: Studio Santi, Energies