Topic of the practice
Encouraging Low Emission Transports
Good Practice Information
The use of electric vehicles in the fleet of CESPA is a good example of sustainable electrical mobility which aims at stimulating the use of electric vehicle fleet for street cleaning, waste collection and treatment of the city of Murcia. Since there were specified maximum emission rates which had to be complied with, it meant having to incorporate among the various services, electric vehicles that would reduce the values of CO2. Electric vehicles are used by service personnel of CESPA for the purpose of cleaning and waste collection and management.
The main objectives of the introduction of electric vehicles are:
Comply with the requirements of the specifications of the contest;
Decrease d emissions (cleaner fleet);
Reduction of noise pollution;
Reducing fuel costs.
The stakeholders are the Municipality of Murcia and CESPA.
Evidence of success
"Electric Power Research Institute" calculated, as an average, that substitution of other conventional vehicles to electrical ones reduced by more than 90% urban emissions of NOx and CO and that the total amount of C02 emitted decreases by 50%. From the standpoint of energy efficiency, the energy efficiency of electric vehicles against the traditional diesel combustion, improved values around 10%. The overall amount of electric vehicles currently operating in the municipality of Murcia is 19. According to this, 225 tons of CO2 emissions to the atmosphere are avoided every year, if we compare an electric vehicle to a diesel vehicle of similar characteristics.
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Annex completed on: 03-11-2013