The mayor of Santa Cruz de Tenerife José Manuel Bermúdez and the first deputy mayor and councilor for Public Services and Community Welfare Guillermo Díaz Guerra presented the first natural gas and electric vehicles that recently joined the municipal cleaning service of Valoriza Medioambiente, the concession company, with the aim of reducing the impact on the environment and noise levels.
At the moment, 17 CNG vehicles and 32 electric vehicles have been added to the service, intended both for street cleaning, such as scrubbers, sweepers and flushers, as well as for the waste collection service and inspection. Valoriza’s objective is to renew the 97 vehicles that make up the cleaning service before the end of the year, of which 39% will be NGVs units, another 39% electrics, and 2% hybrids. The investment made amounts to 12 million euros.
Eight out of 10 vehicles used for waste collection and street cleaning will be less polluting and quieter, said Bermúdez, who stressed that the aim of the city council is to bet on increasingly sustainable mobility.
“They are new vehicles that incorporate technology that makes them less polluting and that meet the objective of cleaning our city in a sustainable way and promoting urban environmental improvement in Santa Cruz,” said the mayor.
The 77 natural gas and electric vehicles that will be incorporated in 2020 will allow to provide a much more efficient and sustainable service, reducing CO2 emissions by more than 151 tons per year, in addition to being safer than conventional ones, helping to reduce energy consumption and cause less noise pollution.
Source: Santa Cruz de Tenerife City Council