AMJASA, the publicly-owned company responsible for Javea’s water supply, has acquired 12 electric vehicles.
Three cars and nine vans of differing sizes complement the two smaller vehicles already in use by Amjasa’s meter-readers and two existing vans.
This brings the electrically-powered fleet up to 16, with only lorries and pickups still running on fossil fuel.
Parallel to renewing its fleet of vehicles, Amjasa has installed six charging stations for internal use at its Cami Cabanes offices as well as a public fast-charging point.
This seventh station will be operational once Amjasa has received Ministry of Industry authorisation for its use by the public, explained Javea’s mayor Jose Chulvi, who is also president of Amjasa.
He pointed out that the company continues to lead the way regarding energy consumption and sustainable strategies, as Amjasa now uses electricity from renewable sources and is currently studying self-sufficiency methods which include solar panels outside its offices.
Chulvi also revealed that the town hall is encouraging the use of electric and hybrid vehicles with reductions of between 50 and 70 percent on road tax.
He also announced that the municipality will soon be putting out to tender the contracts for installing charging stations in Javea’s underground car parks and at the Port.