Launched this summer by Italy’s largest historic gardens and destinations network, Grandi Giardini Italiani (GGI), the initiative covers 170kms around Lake Como and is the first in Europe to create a widespread infrastructure of 19 charging points for electric cars, boats and bikes in one location. Lake Como is the birthplace of Alessandro Volta, a physicist and nobleman who invented the first electric battery over 200 years ago – making it the ideal location for this eco-enterprise.
Como- The Electric Lake aims to make small but significant contributions to improving air quality and noise pollution. Installed by the Tesla Destination Charging Programme, the charging points mean that travellers can feasibly use electric and eco-friendly vehicles (that produce less greenhouse gases) in the Lake Como region for the first time, without having to worry about a lack of charging points which is a common barrier to their use.

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