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The city is all for you

Many drivers claim that only learn how to actually drive in the cities. Almost as many as those who promise to leave the car parked if you have other models of transport that avoid the inconvenience of traffic congestion, expenses and pollution. There is a third group: those who have switched to electric and do not renounce to circulate through the urban cores with their own vehicle, being free of all these drawbacks. If this outside little, the future is rosy for them: they just announce the provision that, at the end of the year, come to the Congress the text of the draft climate change act, that the Government intended to cars and commercial vehicles petrol, diesel, hybrid and natural gas cannot be sold from 2040 onwards.

The cities are one of the hot spots in which environmental awareness is concerned. For this reason, while the vast majority of drivers can not gain access to the urban centers for the traffic restrictions during episodes of high pollution, electric vehicles, zero emissions, yes, they can. And, how many less cars, less downtime, fewer accidents, and fewer problems to park. Also what can be done to streets and stretches restricted, usually available only to residents, public transport and emergency. In short, a real option of improving the quality of life to the steering wheel.

avoid tolls

the accesses to the city are another great scenario in which the electrical can act. For example: Bus lanes-HOV, only intended for public transport, and, in the case of the private, high-occupancy vehicle (usually with two or more occupants). Present mainly in Madrid and Barcelona, they serve to relieve congestion in certain areas of access and exit to large cities and, at the same time, as a reward for those who break the equation a car-a driver. In the case of electric, they can move through them even if you have only one person inside.

In this line, the tolls, as common in cities as Barcelona and its province, also awarded to drivers eco: for example, offering discounts on stretches of toll road. This is the case of Catalonia, where the government subsidizes the pure electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids with more than 40 kilometers of autonomy with the free tolls (in working days).

expand photo The procession of electric cars, to its arrival to the paseo del Prado (Madrid). Jaime Massieu

If these reasons appear to be few, the Ministry for the Ecological Transition want to sit down with the city Councils to that, for their urban areas, to stop circular Efsanebahis vehicles that emit CO2 in 2050, and to compel the installation of recharging points for electrical at the gas pump. Good news for drivers echo that they currently have about 160 points public fast recharge and close to 5,000 in places like petrol stations or other commercial establishments of the tertiary sector, according to data from Aedive (Business Association for the Electric Vehicle).

Last stage: Madrid

All of these exemptions and news have a direct relationship with the tenth and final stage of the II Round (Electric) to Spain, which takes place in Madrid. From the headquarters of Endesa in the Field of the Nations, our driver, Pedro Martinez Hevia, worker Endesa in the Nuclear Area, covers just 14 kilometres precisely taking advantage of the facilities for urban driving an electric car: “The whole city is for you,” he summarizes.

After spending almost 20 Spanish cities and Lisbon (first foray out of the country), this II Back (Electric) to Spain puts an end to his tour in the paseo del Prado of the capital. The caravan of Kias to go to one of the noblest areas of the city escorted by the Municipal Police and to the surprise of passers-by, who quickly decide to participate in the different activities carried out to welcome the cars. Almost a thousand kilometres later, from As Pontes (A Coruña) to Madrid, all the equipment is clear of one thing: having worked on improving and preserving the environment that surrounds us from one end to another of the Peninsula.

A 'road movie' electric Screening of the film 'Champions' in the Drive-Madrid RACE. Alvaro Mora

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The end of the second Lap (Electrical) Spain Endesa is held high for everything, and a very peculiar way: with the organization of the first drive-in cinema in Spain only for vehicles with battery. Families and groups of friends gathered with these cars in the Drive-Madrid Race on the 10th of November to see a sneak preview of the first chapter of the series #eVuelta, a whole road movie electric, in which the absolute protagonists were the cooks Samantha Vallejo-Nágera and Pepe Rodríguez, the jury of the popular program of culinary talents Master Chef. Day after day, and doing the same stages that the equipment editor, both shared a car (and, now, screen) with different workers of Endesa at the wheel of an electric vehicle.

in Addition, among the smell of popcorn and the foodtrucks , the attendees were able to meet the protagonists of the film Champions, film that will represent Spain in the next Oscar and also was screened. The film, directed by Javier Fesser, tells the story of a basketball coach who, by life circumstances, is forced to train a team of people with intellectual disabilities. A story full of solidarity, effort, teamwork, and overcoming that, through basketball, instills important values and life lessons. A final round for an event with the ecology, the future and the sustainable development of mobility as targets.

This news, sponsored by Endesa, has been developed by a collaborator of THE COUNTRY.

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