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Barcelona, the city with the most electric vehicles in Spain

According to a report issued by the General Directorate of Traffic Services, Barcelona is a leader in the number of registered electric vehicles in all of Spain. In fact, according to this official data, 40 per cent of the total number of vehicles are in the entire Catalonia area, while 15 per cent is concentrated only in the Barcelona municipality.

The LIVE Platform as the core of the implementation of electric vehicles in Barcelona

The 15 per cent increase is compared to the state average on the number of registered electric vehicles. Specifically, the data was released at the time when the renewal of the agreement 'Public-Private Platform LIVE' came into force. This platform aims to encourage sustainable mobility that emphasises the use of gas and electric vehicles. The budget allocation for this platform is € 260,000 per year.

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The fact that Barcelona has a metropolitan transport system consisting of a huge fleet of electric and gas buses is one of the main reasons that this study will shed such data. Meanwhile, Barcelona can boast of being a European capital with a greater number of electric motorcycles and charging stations.

Also, Barcelona has a total of 11 charging stations for natural gas and electric vehicles. Undoubtedly, this has encouraged consumers to opt for these types of environmentally friendly cars. We must also mention that the rest of the province has nine additional stations, which enable easier transport between towns and municipalities with these types of cars.

The electric car, the only real option for a sustainable city

Since the City of Barcelona itself claims that the electric vehicle is a better alternative to diesel and gasoline, it is about time to encourage more people to use such vehicles. The city also taken action to collaborate with the private transport sector since using these types of vehicles is the only plausible option. The next step is to make more charging stations for electric cars and buses available to public.

However, as this is a government-run scheme, much work remains to be done. This is why the signing of the agreement 'Public-Private Platform LIVE' has marked a roadmap that includes, in principle, the next two years of planning. The organisers will take out an action plan with goals such as promoting the use of electric vehicles, making them more accessible to workers, introducing these cars to public transportation fleets, and promote mobility between municipalities.

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