The MOVELE Plan proposes reaching in 2030, 555 new recharging points and increasing the use of this type of vehicle
Benidorm will present in the next plenary session its Electric Mobility Plan, with which it will promote charging points for vehicles
Benidorm's government team will take to the plenary session next Monday, the 31st, the initial approval of the MOVELE Plan (for Electric Mobility), with which "they want to favor the use and incorporation of electric vehicles, reducing emissions and increasing this way the standards of sustainability”, as pointed out by the mayor, Toni Pérez. To do this, among other measures, "the installation of new recharging points for vehicles will be promoted, considerably expanding the current municipal network."
Toni Pérez has recalled that "last September, coinciding with the celebration of the European Mobility Week, the chief engineer Vicente Mayor already advanced the main lines of the MOVELE Plan, whose application horizon is the year 2030". A MOVELE Plan that has been drawn up within the scope of the contractual obligations of the company awarded the street furniture -Exterior Plus- and which has had the collaboration of the electricity distribution company I-DE Redes Eléctricas Inteligentes.
In summary, the mayor has detailed, the plan includes 24 actions to meet the objectives set for the year 2030 and which include increasing the penetration of electric vehicles in municipally owned fleets and companies based in the city; generating an infrastructure of optimal charging points; enable access to the electric vehicle, and achieve a degree of penetration of the same in the municipal fleet of at least 2.5% of new registrations.
Thus, among other measures, the MOVELE contemplates implanting at least 278 posts in 68 locations in the city, which translates into 555 recharging points”. The mayor has highlighted that "it is a totally realistic objective", since "as we already pointed out last September, in the distribution and implementation proposal we have been absolutely consistent, including only those locations in which we know that there is sufficient energetic”.
In addition to the locations, the document includes the technical characteristics of each of the recharging points, giving priority to those of "fast charging" which is "the most used by users", according to the user data available to the City hall. These data certify “the enormous exponential increase in the use of the network of free municipal recharging points, currently made up of nine points, part of them fast charging, and to which another three will soon be added on Severo Ochoa avenues, Moralet and Puerto Rico.
Specifically, the data shows that it has gone from 1.76 one-hour charges per day in 2018 to 44.59 one-hour charges per day in 2022.
Toni Pérez recalled that "in parallel to the implementation of new recharging points, whose energy costs are currently assumed by the City Council, the aim is to promote the use of electric or hybrid vehicles by discounting 75% of the Mechanical Traction Vehicle Tax". In addition, "both the City Council itself and the municipal concessionaires are progressively incorporating electric or biogas vehicles into their fleets."
The proposal includes, in addition to the implementation schedule, the investment necessary to comply with the measures and objectives of the MOVELE Plan, which is estimated at 6,420,406.16 euros plus VAT.