The Port Authority of Bilbao has replaced the vehicles that make up its fleet, 71% of which are now powered by alternative fuels. The new fleet has 21 electric cars, three hybrids, two LPG-powered vehicles and one plug-in hybrid. “As we revamp the fleet, we will be acquiring new, more environmentally friendly vehicles”, explain the managers of the organisation.
75% of the Port Authority’s vehicles are now powered by alternative fuels, as opposed to 30% previously. 14 22kW double fast charging points have been set up in the car parks of the organisation’s offices and in the Protection and Emergency Centre, enabling vehicles to be fully charged in less than three hours, with a range of between 200 and 300 kilometres. The Port Authority also plans to deploy several recharging points for public use in the port facilities in the near future.
The next environmental milestone for the Port Authority will be the preparation of an energy transition plan, due to be completed by the beginning of 2022, with a view to decarbonising port activity by 2050.
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