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Published: 2017-12-05

Barcelona goes electric

Ports & terminals Barcelona goes electric

Photo: Port of Barcelona

The project realized as part of the port's Air Quality Improvement Plan comprises the use of 31 electric vehicles and the installation of 47 charging points worth in total EUR 926 thousand.

The Port of Barcelona has invested EUR 692 thous by incorporating 31 vehicles into its fleet, replacing old diesel and petrol units. Specifically, these are 25 pure electric units, including 17 Nissan Leaf 30 kWh passenger cars, eight Nissan e-NV200 vans, and six electric BMW C Evolution scooters for the Port Police. The first 25 cars and vans have been acquired, and the remaining six have been rented. 

Apart from these 31 purely electrical units, the port has introduced three plug-in VW Passat Hybrid into its fleet, also using renting.

In addition, the port has invested EUR 234 thousand in designing and building the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. For the electrical supply of its fleet, 28 slow loading points have been installed in the car park at the World Trade Center in Barcelona, where the port's corporate headquarters is located. In addition, there are 14 charging points (six for vans and eight for motorcycles) in the ASTA service building (Ronda del Port) and two additional charging points for the Port Police motorcycles at the Drassanes Passenger Terminal (Barcelona Wharf). Furthermore, three charging points have been installed for public use: one fast charger in front of the Drassanes Passenger Terminal (which can be converted into two semi-fast charging points and will be operating soon) and two slow chargers on Energy Wharf.

"As a public entity, we want to promote sustainability with concrete initiatives, such as those we are presenting today, and we want to be leaders so that other entities and companies in the Port Community can join this change," Sixte Cambra, President, Port of Barcelona, said. 

 

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