Electric vehicles can now park one hour for free in 3,400 parking spaces in 12 car parks in Murcia. The Councillor for Sustainable Development and Field, Antonio Navarro Corchón, the president of the Parking Association of Murcia and the representatives of 13 car parks, have presented an agreement that seeks to “promote sustainable mobility in the municipality.”
One of the main agreements is that electric motorcycles or vehicles with a ‘0 Emissions’ DGT label can park one hour for free in different public car parks from Tuesday, February 18, 2020. Likewise, all these parking spaces have a charging point and reserved spaces for this type of vehicle.
There are currently 12 car parks that are part of this agreement, which has been achieved thanks to the subsidy program to promote sustainable mobility and energy savings in the municipality carried out in 2019. Thus, last year more than 21,400 euros were invested in aid for the installation of recharging points for electric vehicles in various parking lots in Murcia.
With this initiative, they intend to apply actions aimed at the protection of the environment and the sustainable development of the city of Murcia, through projects that promote sustainable electric mobility and that contribute to the achievement of the municipal strategy of adaptation to climate change and, more specifically, to electric vehicles.
According to data from the Directorate-General for Traffic (DGT), 97 electric vehicles were registered in 2017 in the Region of Murcia, while in 2018 the figure rose to 137 and in 2019, to 191.
The Local Electric Vehicle Strategy is the most important milestone in relation to policies supporting electric vehicles carried out so far in the City Council of Murcia. This plan aims to reduce pollutant emissions in this region and was recognised in 2019 with the Renault Award for best practice in Sustainable and Accessible Mobility ‘, in the category of Public Administration.