Spanish city signs deal with Repsol to promote use of LPG in vehicles
The City of Benidorm, in the province of Alicante, has renewed local police fleet with the acquisition of 13 Ford vehicles through renting system, which will be replacing some older patrol cars. This new fleet includes two units equipped with gasoline/LPG bifuel technology that offer the same benefits of a conventional vehicle but with smooth and quiet ride and with no vibration.
Prior to the presentation of the new vehicles at Plaza de SS.MM. Los Reyes de España, the Councilor for Public Safety and Environment Pepe Marcet signed a collaboration agreement with Repsol, represented by the Regional Director of Repsol Butano in Valencia and Murcia Francisco Fernández-Pacheco Cotillo, to promote the use of LPG in transportation.
Marcet said: “It is a commitment acquired by the City Council, framed under the Pact of Mayors, to reduce CO2 emissions in the city. If good results are obtained with this alternative fuel, we will add more propane-powered vehicles, not only for local police but also for other municipal departments.”
In Spain, there are over 37,000 LPG vehicles in operation and, in Valencia, about 2,750 cars already powered by this fuel. Its benefits make it one of alternative fuels that are mostly supported by administrations, including a tax bonus on the IVTM or public subsidies such as PIVE 6 and PIMA Air plans.