The Cyprus Electricity Authority (EAC) has received its first six electric cars to add to its fleet which it says will contribute to reducing the country’s carbon emissions by 5.52 tonnes per year, it was announced on Tuesday.
The utility also said that it has set up another e-charge station in Limassol, bringing the total number to 18. Τhe e-charge service is offered by EAC to electric vehicle owners based in Cyprus. The new station is in the parking lot of Chester’s Bar – UpTown Square in Parekklisia, in Limassol.
The purchase of the electric vehicles is among the EAC’s goals aiming at contributing to the country’s “effort for a better and cleaner environment”.
The six cars are expected to save 3,096 litres per year in liquid fuels while contributing to a 5.52-tonne reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, a statement said.
EAC’s chairman, Andreas Marangos, said that the future of motoring is electric. “Technological development and its applications make sense when they can serve human needs and give realistic solutions. In this context, electricity applications will be continuously enriched,” he said. He added that the EAC “is the force that provides the energy to move towards the future”.
He added that it is an international trend. In Europe, he said, France and the UK have already announced timeframes concerning the exclusive use of electric cars.
The aim, he said, is to expand their use in Cyprus too, “to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and to contribute to a cleaner environment with a direct impact on health and quality of life”.