The mayor of Mobility sets the goal of electrifying the entire fleet of municipal vehicles and dealerships in the medium term
Benidorm City Council tests a model of electric motorcycle for the Local Police
Plaza de SS MM los Reyes de España, where Benidorm City Hall is located, hosted an exhibition of “clean” vehicles this Monday as part of the celebration of “Green Car Day” of the European Mobility Week.
About twenty passenger cars and municipal vans were exhibited, in which the Local Police, public dealers, and the taxi service also participated, with their respective low-polluting vehicles.
The Councilor for Mobility, Francis Muñoz, announced that Benidorm Local Police is currently testing a new 100% electric motorcycle, which has been provided this month by the Valencia Local Police, with a view to its possible incorporation into the municipal fleet. “Within our commitment to search for and incorporate the least polluting vehicles on the market, we find this type of motorcycle very interesting for the urban area,” highlighted Muñoz, who defended that, in addition to reducing emissions, this type of motorcycle offers other features, such as, for example, that “the easel puts itself on”. Likewise, the councillor reported that the City Council is finalizing the incorporation of eleven new hybrid cars to the Local Police mobile fleet, to which is added the requirement that for some time this part must be introduced in all the specifications that are approved for municipal contracts, “in which companies are also required to have all their vehicles have an 'ECO' label.”
“The objective we have in mind is to electrify the entire municipal fleet in the medium term,” summarized the person in charge of Mobility, who recalled that the City Council “has been working on this line for a long time to promote more sustainable and less polluting mobility” and the exhibition that could be seen on the occasion of “Green Car Day” has been highlighted as an example.
Other scheduled activities
Among the activities that Benidorm City Council is carrying out on the occasion of European Mobility Week, this Monday the 'Brico Bici' also began, a traveling workshop of tips and basic mechanics aimed at the youngest, taught by Tao Bike, which will take place every day at an institute in the city. The first of them this Monday was IES Mediterrània, which in the coming days the rest of the Secondary and Baccalaureate centers will take over.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, the program will be dedicated to pedestrians with the presentation of 'Metrominuto / Biciminuto', an information panel that explains to residents how long it takes to walk the distance between two specific points in the city and which will take place at 11 hours. Likewise, 'Brico Bici' will be aimed at the students of IES Bernat de Sarrià and Beatriu Fajardo de Mendoza.
On Wednesday, the 20th, the activities will focus on 'Road Education for the little ones' and will begin at 9 a.m., in Salt de l'Aigua Children's Traffic Park. 'Brico Bici' will move during this day to IES Pere Maria Orts i Bosch and on Thursday the 21st, to the IES l'Almadrava.
Finally, Friday, September 22, will be 'Car-Free Day' in which, from 10:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., traffic on Paseo de Poniente will be restricted to residents and public transport. Also at 10 in the morning, El Torrejó Municipal Center will host the meeting 'Tourism and sustainable mobility, Benidorm model' in which the mayor of Benidorm and president of Alicante Provincial Council, Toni Pérez; the Minister of Innovation, Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Nuria Montes; and the general director of Transport and Logistics of the Generalitat, Manuel Ríos, will participate as a speakers.