On the Ceresio with... the Ceresio, the first e-motonave!
Since last week, the return to lake navigation of motor ship Ceresio class 1931 is making news! But what’s so special about a boat that started sailing our lake's waters 90 years ago? Simply the fact that it is the first fully-electric fast-charging motor ship in Switzerland! If you don’t believe us, take a look at this short video.
This is an important first step of the project called venti35 (twenty-35) - sponsored and supported by the City of Lugano - which aims at the green development of the lacual navigation, contributing to reduce the negative impact of the climate change. Actually, the "venti35" Project, promotes the electrification of the entire fleet of the SNL - Società Navigazione Lago di Lugano (Nautical Society of the Lake of Lugano) as well as the Ticinese lakes within 2035, responding in this way to the demands of sustainable and integrated mobility, at zero emissions, in line with the federal climate-altering emissions targets, scheduled by 2050.
After the start of this project on the Ticino lakes, the Società Navigazione Lago di Lugano intends to promote electrification at federal level in order to support other Swiss lakes interested in developing sustainable navigation. For this purpose the newly established association for the promotion of the Swiss lakes, named "Green Swiss Lakes" was presented.
The venti35 project is a further element that is added to the eco-sustainable mobility plan of our region and will certainly give one more reason to event and congress organizers to include Lugano among the leading destinations in sustainable development.
New e-motor ship Ceresio 1931
The electrification project for motor ships in Switzerland
Also in the field of green and sustainable projects, we would like to focus on the new website https://www.luganosostenibile.ch/ own by the City of Lugano. For some time now, in fact, the City of Lugano is committed to finding shared solutions to the great planetary challenges, implementing - at municipal level - multiple projects and initiatives aimed at achieving the sustainable development objectives as set out in the UN Agenda 2030. According to this, Lugano Convention & Exhibition is also taking the first steps to make its facilities and services increasingly eco-sustainable as part of the 17 objectives for sustainable development (OSD) identified by the UN on 25 September 2015
Through the #LUGANOSOSTENIBILE project, citizens are also invited to actively participate in the creation of a more inclusive, secure and resilient city.
... And about Sustainability we are just at the beginning: don't miss the next news here at INSIDE MAGAZINE!
The 17 OSD abacus in Parco Ciani