Despite the many different incentives launched to promote the use of ecological or electric vehicles in the province there are currently only 410 in use in an area that stretches from Denia in the north to the southern outskirts of Pilar de la Horadada and many of these are in the use of councils or government institutions.
The Government still has a lot of work to do if it really wants to enforce the prohibition vehicles that emit polluting gases into the atmosphere, which includes all those that run on petrol or diesel engines, hybrids and new models that use compressed natural gas.
So, according to the latest data from the General Directorate of Traffic, of the more than one million passenger cars that are part of the Alicante mobile fleet at the moment, only 410 currently meet the requirements demanded by the future law, to be fully electric by the year 2040. Just 0.039% of the total, and that is despite all the incentives and campaigns that have been launched and the insistence that the electric car is the future of the sector.
Today, attempting to find one of these vehicles driving on the roads of Alicante is still almost as difficult as looking for a needle in a haystack.
The image shows a recent presentation of a new electric vehicle by Aguamed, the Torrevieja water management company, which says that it will replace 12 of its current pool vehicles with electric in 2019.