All charged up in Roquetas

PILOT SCHEME: Gabriel Amat and Rocio Sanchez, accompanied by Alsa executives Photo credit: Roquetas town hall

TRANSPORT company Alsa is currently trying out an all-electric bus in Roquetas.

The town hall gave the go-ahead for the pilot scheme, with no charge to passengers, that is operating from August 30 until September 3 between Urbanizacion Roquetas de Mar and Agua Dulce.

When in use, the bus’s batteries are recharged by its braking system and as the vehicle slows down, endowing it with a wider range and operating capacity, explained Valeriano Diaz, director of Alsa Andalucia.

Its range of between 240 and 300 kilometres also depended on several factors, he added.

Roquetas mayor Gabriel Amat, accompanied by Mayor’s Office councillor Rocio Sanchez were present as Diaz introduced the vehicle which he described as “the best electric bus on the market.

“This vehicle will show us the advantages and disadvantages of electric buses,” Amat said.

“We simply want to provide the best possible urban transport service for our citizens.”

The mayor revealed that the town hall was putting the finishing touches to the transport contract that will be put out to tender at the end of this year or in early 2022.

“That is why this try-out is a source of satisfaction and we are grateful to Also for choosing our municipality,” he declared.

 

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Linda Hall

Originally from the UK, Linda is based in Valenca and is a reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering local news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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