The National Public Procurement (Sercop) introduced the Electronic Catalog of electric vehicles, which enables all public institutions to access this modern and sustainable mobility system. By cataloging, state entities may acquire cars and contribute to the country’s energy grid transition. During this launching, which was attended by President Rafael Correa, Sercop handed an electric car to the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy.
The president noted the technical characteristics of the vehicle and received details of the scope of the catalog, as well as the impact on the public economy and the negotiations with international suppliers. “This breakthrough will replace public fleet with electric vehicles that strengthen the transformation of the energy grid and provide an efficient and pollution-free fuel consumption,” said Correa.
Moreover, Sercop general director Santiago Vasquez highlighted savings of nearly 100 million dollars annually to the state that will be generated by reduced maintenance costs. He also stressed the elimination of tariffs on imports of electric vehicles and commitment of providers to gradually integrate parts and pieces of national source. Finally, he said there are four categories of cars, ranging from 11,000 to 51,000 dollars, which will be available in the catalog since this month.
To promote this project, in a first phase, public entities purchasing electric vehicles will install average charging devices that will allow recharging the vehicle batteries in 2 or 4 hours from 0-100%, depending on the car model or in 30 minutes in a fast charging mode.