The Mayor of Torrevieja, José Manuel Dolón of the Los Verdes green party , whose position also sees him sit as Chairman of the Board of the joint-owned water supply company Agamed, accompanied by the company’s manager, José Manuel Nadal, visited the new fleet of electric vehicles that the company has acquired, with the aim of reducing pollution.
The company has presented the three vehicles that it will replace throughout this year, and with which it is expected to reduce 8.9 tons of CO2 per year. Although the forecast has been marked for the next five years, during which they expect to replace a total of 12 vehicles in 2019 and, in subsequent years, the goal is to eventually replace the entire fleet of diesel with electric.
The Mayor stated that the move is “great news” that will contribute to make “our environment cleaner and healthier” and stressed that “Agamed has a serious commitment to the environment that not only becomes visible with the acquisition of these vehicles but also throughout the year at the hands of the City Council, with the help of different councils, with initiatives to disseminate the values required for the care and recovery of our planet.”
Nadal explained that the new vans are equipped for the work of maintenance operations in the water networks and facilities, and “have been selected according to criteria such as autonomy, load and technical performance. They have a range of up to 200 kilometres and a power of 60 hp. In addition, although the economic cost at present is significantly higher than the cost of a conventional diesel engine, the environmental and sustainable benefit is much higher, since they produce zero CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. ”
Nadal also detailed other actions that reinforce the environmental commitment of Agamed and that each year it is increased, in addition, support for numerous activities throughout the municipality shows their commitment to Torrevieja, such as, for example, the annual concert will be held in the Lagunas de la Mata and Torrevieja on Friday.
In addition, the company organises workshops and awareness sessions for schoolchildren and the general public on the responsible use of water, carries out numerous annual repopulation of trees in the municipality of Torrevieja, and collaborates with associations and local entities in initiatives related to environmental awareness.