The Company’s vehicle fleet – which is used mainly for inspecting and repairing lines – is not concentrated in a few places, but is used all over Italy. Therefore, there is no problem of impact on specific areas, but a general pollution effect. The most important measure for reducing the impact of transportation on the environment consists in updating the fleet and scrupulous maintenance.

The Company’s vehicle fleet













  2010 2009 2008(2)
IBRIDI 9 9 9
EURO 5 97 79 11
EURO 4 1,009 1,033 1,010
EURO 3 (Or lower) 273 346 378
TOTAL VEHICLES 1388 1467 1408

(1) The table shows the vehicles in Terna’s fleet that during the period in question refueled at least once as recorded in the fuel documents. Only operating vehicles are considered. The 2009 and 2008 data were reclassified in light of the new boundary. 
(2) The 2008 values were calculated only for the Italian fleet.  

During the three-year period 2008-2010, Terna undertook other actions to reduce the impact of employee mobility on the environment. In effect, it started:

  • a plan to improve employee mobility (optimization of its offices in Rome by moving  several of them to a single building and in Milan by opening a new office that replaces three separate ones)
  • monitoring of employee travel (survey of employees on moving back and forth between home and work)
  • introduction of the use of equipment for videoconferences in 13 rooms in the new headquarters in Rome and 8 in the new Milan office, which can be connected with the equipment of suppliers, partners, and other Terna offices) 
  • incentives for the use of public transportation through: easy terms for employees in purchasing annual passes and  institution of services connecting two offices in Rome and one in Milan with the closest public transportation junctions at no charge to employee, reducing by 22% the use of private cars in Rome alone
  • making the mobility manager an official position
  • courses on off-road vehicles regarding safety and emission reduction
  • testing the monitoring of travel with Company vehicles through geo-referencing .

Since July 2008 the Company has participated in Quattroruote’s “10X10” project. So far, 35 companies are committed to reducing the CO2 emissions of their vehicle fleets. In joining the project, Terna confirmed its concern for reducing the impact caused by emissions deriving from its corporate mobility, and ultimately the fuel consumption and efficiency of its corporate fleet.     

The renewal of the corporate fleet begun at the end of 2008 has led to an improvement in the average efficiency of its engines, a reduction of consumption per kilometer, and thus in CO2 emissions per kilometer. The greatest effect of emission reduction was obtained in 2009 (-24.1 g/km on average). In 2010 another slight improvement was recorded, amounting to 1 g/km, with a reduction of CO2 emissions amounting to 28.4 tons a year. In 2011 a new replacement campaign is scheduled to begin.