The Electric Vehicle regional strategy in Castilla y León has amongst its main objectives to achieve the incorporation of this clean technology into public transport fleets
Electromobility is one of the main energy efficiency goals for the Castilla y León regional government in Spain. Replacing traditional vehicles in all sectors of activity, private and public, is considered as the most effective tool to reduce the high energy consumption of the transport sector. The Castilla y León regional public administration already owns 20 units of electric vehicles.
The Electric Vehicle (EV) regional strategy in Castilla y León has amongst its main objectives to achieve the incorporation of this clean technology into public transport fleets, seen as the best method to exemplify and probe its benefits. The region shows its commitment to energy saving and environmental protection, as transport accounts for 30% of energy consumption. The selection for the replacement of vehicles is based on an analysis of current fleets, where age and high energy consumption determine a high potential for the substitution of vehicles.
Starting with the acquisition of 4 electric vehicles in 2017, which were rotating through different departments for promotion and demonstration, the current replacement has reached 20 EV and has resulted in growing interest.
Other EV support actions:
• EV driving courses for staff;
• Call for public funds to acquire alternative fuel vehicles;
• Supply a network of charging points: 80 already in operation in 58 regional public buildings and natural protected areas (EU project Moveletur aimed at promoting sustainable mobility in natural areas);
• Around 100 high capacity fast charging stations will be installed in the coming years.
One of the main achievements has been the opportunity to showcase electric vehicles from the regional government, as the best possible support for the EV automotive regional market and manufacture.
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