There are many manufacturers who are aware of the need to protect the environment and in the automotive sector its possible to see the increase of those who are committed to sustainable mobility. This is the case of two great brands as Nissan Motor and BMW that in recent weeks have presented in Barcelona two clear models of what will be tomorrow’s mobility.
In this sense, this wednesday, the mayor Xavier Trias attended the international presentation of the electric motorcycle BMW Cevolution to conclude the e-mobility days that the brand celebrated in Barcelona. The mayor stressed that the city has a fleet of 300,000 motorcycles from a total of one million vehicles circulating in the city, and the 45% of private journeys are made by bike. Trias want electric motorcycles to be a symbol of the city, which will help move towards the ideal model of zero emissions, and therefore less pollution.
The Mayor, Trias, has explained that they have been working to provide benefits such as free parking in the green and blue areas and increase the network of charging points in 120 new items to be added to the 262 already existing. It will be incorporated also rapid recharge points, allowing to recharge the 80% of the battery in just 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, Nissan has launched this monday a production series of the first 100% electric van of the brand, which will be manufactured exclusively in the plant of Barcelona at Zona Franca, where it will be distributed worldwide. It´s the second model 100% electric, after the launch of the Leaf in 2012, which has already sold 100,000 units. The NV200 is already operating as a taxi van and cities around the world and Barcelona will be the first city to introduce the e-NV200 as all-electric taxi.
The President of the Generalitat, Artur Mas, who attended the event, said that the decision to produce the electric van, Nissan e-NV200 in Barcelona allows to strengthen the industry, exportation, the modernity through innovation and technology and, in this case, environmental sustainability and above all, ensure work for the country’s people that need.[:]