STEPS TO START A SUSTAINABLE VEHICLE
Here you will find a comparison between the different propulsion technologies of sustainable vehicles.
With this guide you can learn how to carry out your own feasibility study for the life of the vehicle.
Here you will find aids for the purchase of sustainable vehicles or you can ask at your dealership.
The dealer that sells the vehicle carries out the registration procedures of the vehicle. There also are agencies authorised to carry out the procedures, or else it can be done by the user him/herself. It must be taken into account that low-emission vehicles can be entitled to incentives:
To enjoy discounts in tolls and to use the BUS-HVO lane, you must meet the requirements described in this link.
There are different suppliers of charging points of public access both for NGV and electric vehicles. In most cases, to use the charging points on the public road you need a specific recharging card. To use the electric power recharging points of the Barcelona City Council you need to obtain the Electric vehicle card:
*Set-up: €0.47 Cost/min: €0.06 Rates per seconds. VAT included.
Schedule: 24 hours each day of the year
Depending on the municipality there are other benefits for electric vehicles like for instance parking discounts.
For example, residents in Barcelona that have a 100% electric vehicle can park with a zero euros rate in the preferential green area (not exclusive) or blue area of the city according to the time regulations of each area and as long as they meet the requirements established to obtain the green area resident card.
To obtain the right to park with a zero rate first you have to request the electric vehicle card. Once you have the card you can request the activation of the right to park. To park in blue or green areas you will have to go to the closest parking meter and enter the electric vehicle card to obtain a ticket with a zero euros rate for the maximum time established by the regulation, which is usually 2 hours.
Sustainable mobility not only applies if you acquire a NGV or electric vehicle. There are alternative ways of moving efficiently:
WHERE CAN I CHARGE MY VEHICLE?
Specially in the case of pluggable electric vehicles, it is essential that the vehicle can be charged at night at an associated recharging point. Installing associated recharging points allows us to make the most of the low power energy demand during the night and benefit from a reduced price in electric power.
The recharging points can be installed in the private or company parking itself. There is also the possibility of using public car parks with the option of power charging point. In the case of the NGV in principle there is not need for an associated infrastructure.
Both regarding NGV stations and power recharging points, Catalonia has a good distribution of recharging stations. To access the location of these points you can check their whereabouts online in the following maps of the Catalan Energy Agency (ICAEN):
NOTE: If you are registered and you find a problem in any of the recharging points that appear in the Map Viewer or if your entity has a public access recharging point that has not been included in it, please, contact us and let us know the location of the recharging point and, if possible, send us a photograph at: email@example.com