First electric car for the Guardia Civil

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The new Guardia Civil Leaf.

THE Guardia Civil announced on November 10 that as part of its commitment to the conservation of the environment, which balances operational requirements against the need to restrict gas emissions from vehicles, it has purchased its first electric vehicle.

The decision to put into service a Nissan Leaf has been made with the intention that it be used in areas where relatively small numbers of kilometre need to be covered such as ports and airports and it is believed that as well as reducing the Guardia Civil carbon footprint, there will also be long-term financial savings.

This first vehicle which has five seats and cost in the region of €20,000 is 100 per cent electric powered with an expected range of 199 kilometres from a single charge of its battery.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Fantastic! Great improvement! I hope the Government will also stop people from burning garden waste instead of making compost!!! All the fumes are very bad for the health and in Alfaz del Pi/Albir/Altea were thousand of turist come every year the air is polluted daily by theses
    “quemas” like they call it! It’s so simple to recycle and doesn’t cost anything!!!!!
    Thank you for passing on the message!
    Micheline Berger

  2. [quote]Fantastic! Great improvement! I hope the Government will also stop people from burning garden waste instead of making compost!!! All the fumes are very bad for the health and in Alfaz del Pi/Albir/Altea were thousand of turist come every year the air is polluted daily by theses
    “quemas” like they call it! It’s so simple to recycle and doesn’t cost anything!!!!!
    Thank you for passing on the message!
    Micheline Berger[/quote]

    I live in Jaén province where, at certain times of the year, there are fires, on the hillsides, of olive tree prunings. The burning of that material is essential to prevent the spread of pests and diseases. A better use is for the wood to be used in logburners at higher temperatures which burn up the soot particulates. In fact, it would be better if the local authority used that raw material in burners that could provide the heat to generate electricity in the winter, thus reducing Spain’s carbon footprint while also reducing the cost of electricity.

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