Next September, Sant Cugat del Vallès (Barcelona) will be taking delivery of a 100% electric bus that will form part of its public transport fleet. The acquisition of this vehicle is part of the metropolitan city’s commitment to achieving zero emissions and zero noise levels in passenger transport.
The new electric bus, which is 12 metres long and was made in China, will cover the line 7 route, increasing its passenger capacity during rush hours.
The city’s drive towards sustainable mobility got underway with the acquisition of two hybrid buses that are already operational. In addition the city council has launched other initiatives aimed at forging a strong link between residents and sustainability, such as the creation of the Sant Cugat Sustainability Office and InfoNet.
Furthermore, electric vehicle users in the municipality benefit from a series of initiatives such as free regulated parking and charging stations. There are plans to install further charging stations in the municipality, as well as a rapid charging station and another two associated with the Catalonian Government Railways (FGC) stations in order to encourage sustainable multimodal transport.[:]