Hermigua, the first city in La Gomera to introduce an electric vehicle into its public fleet, continues to promote sustainable mobility with the purchase of two new Nissan e-NV200 vans. Mayor Solveida Clemente reported that these new electric units are added to the Nissan Leaf car, acquired in May 2013, and that the fleet will not increase since older vehicles, powered by gasoline or diesel, will be replaced.
Specifically, Hermigua purchased two vans that will be destined to the works and services area. They are equipped with a lithium-ion battery composed of 48 compact modules and an AC electric engine of 80 kW that offers 107 hp, a lithium-ion battery of 24 kWh which provides a range of 150 km (NEDC), and have a load capacity of 4.2 m3 (760 Kg).
The mayor explained that these vehicles are more cost-efficient than their conventional counterparts, because oil or filters changes are not needed, nor refueling, which means less pollution because they do not emit CO2 to the atmosphere. In turn, she underlined the strong commitment of the CC-CCN government team to the promotion of new technologies and renewable energy.
Hermigua is also a pioneer in having a charging point for electric vehicles powered by renewable energy from a solar-wind mixed plant, built at the end of 2013, neighboring Mirador de La Punta. Besides, the municipality has a second charge spot installed near Parque del Curato.
Source: Municipality of Hermigua