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THE drive to get more electric cars on the roads of Spain has gathered pace.
City hall bosses in Malaga are the first in the province to introduce 20 municipal vehicles that are 100 per cent electric.
As well as the new cars, the Mayor of Fuengirola, Esperanza Ona, recently opened the first rapid charging station for electric vehicles in Spain.
The charging station will be open to the public at the end of March.
The opening is part of the Zem2All (Zero Emissions Mobility to All) international project.
There are also due to be other electric charging stations in Malaga city and Marbella as part of the three year project.
The stations are able to recharge 60% of the battery in just 15 minutes.
The local TV channel, FTV, who are supporting the project, will be using two electric vehicles which are expected to save €2,500 per year on fuel.
There will also be a charging point at the television station’s headquarters.
Recharging costs €1.60 per 100 kilometres.
Electric cars, which have already been introduced in some parts of London and are widely available to buy in most developed countries, are believed by many to be the future of motoring.
The environmentally friendly vehicle requires no petrol and can cut down on harmful CO2 emissions.
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