Spanish Police Forces To

Obtain 5,800 E-vehicles

 

Guardia MalkaROADPOL Member Guardia Civil will be one of the forces to take advantage of the purchase. PHOTO: ISTOCKROADPOL member Civil Guard will be one of two security forces in Spain to add a total of 5,882 electric cars to their fleets.

Thanks to an investment of 396 million euros, the Civil Guard and the National Police will incorporate the new vehicles by 2023. The Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge will invest the money in order to place the National Police and the Civil Guard at the forefront of sustainability and energy efficiency.

Allocation

The investment will reduce energy consumption in buildings by 30 percent and modernize the fleets of the National Police and Civil Guard with 5,882 electric vehicles. Also 3,336 charging points will be installed at 1,292 Civil Guard barracks to cover the new vehicles. The plans were presented by the Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, and the Minister for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge Teresa Ribera, accompanied by the General director of the Civil Guard, María Gámez.

Significance

"Contributing to the improvement of our environment is everyone's obligation, but the responsibility is even greater for public administrations, which must put themselves at the forefront to lead the transcendental changes that a modern society demands. The measure will bring green technologies closer to rural areas, where most of the barracks benefiting from the investment are located, and will improve their capability to offer services to citizens in the most unpopulated areas of the country", said Mr. Grande-Marlaska.


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