Águas de Portugal introduces 127 electric vehicles into its operational fleet and installs recharging posts across the country
The 12 AdP – Águas de Portugal Group water supply and wastewater treatment management companies are now integrating 100% electric vehicles into their respective operational vehicle fleets.
This project receives support from the Environmental Fund under the auspices of the National Strategy for Electric Mobility and also includes the installation of 134 recharging posts from the north to the south of Portugal.
The AdP – Águas de Portugal Group is now integrating 100% electric vehicles into its operational fleet that shall enable the twelve water supply and wastewater treatment management companies, which span the length and breadth of Portugal, to reduce their respective greenhouse gas emissions by around 43%, in particular CO2.
The introduction of low emission vehicles constitutes one measure established under PEPE 2020 – the Electric Energy Efficiency Plan now under implementation by the AdP Group following its public presentation last May. This includes the acquisition of 127 light (76 passenger 51 goods) vehicles and the installation of 134 recharging points across the country.
Vehicle replacement targets and prioritises those in service for an average of over eight years and with higher mileage rates, hence those that produce the most greenhouse gas emissions and returning the poorest fuel consumption rates.
“Our operational teams studied the appropriateness of these new electric vehicles for the operational routes that we cover daily across the entire extent of the country and designed an optimal coverage map of recharging points for installation at our infrastructures. We are an Environmental Company in Portugal and with this measure simultaneously manage to achieve greater environmental quality, energy efficiency and economic rationality” highlighted AdP Group President João Nuno Mendes.
Alongside the introduction of low emission vehicles, the AdP Group is also advancing with the energy certification of its company vehicle fleets, implementing a geo-referencing and fleet monitoring system and training its employees in eco-driving, among other measures.
10 of October of 2017