Until now there have been no demands on alternative propulsion or clean vehicles in the procurement procedures of the city of Palma. Within this measure, the city will develop procurement procedures to be used by all city departments that will include a quota of 10% electric vehicles.
The public transport company aims to introduce two small buses with the latest technology in full electric or hybrid technology. If fully electric propulsion is chosen, a fast charging point is foreseen at the end of the line. The notifications department currently uses gasoline scooters to deliver municipal notifications to the citizens. During the project, the complete fleet of 10 scooters of this highly visible department will shift towards electromobility. The electric cars will be introduced in several municipal departments and at the Municipal Company for Parking (SMAP) to reach the 10% of electromobility in their fleets.
Once the new procurement procedures will be in place, also the companies that are bidding for new concessions to perform services for the city, for example the gardening company, will have to ensure 10% of electric vehicles in their fleets. All the vehicles will clearly show that they have electric propulsion, so the general public will become aware that electromobility is a reality already today. The communication towards other local fleet owners and the general public will be focussed on the (long term) cost-effectiveness of electromobility compared to conventional fuels. Other fleet operators and private citizens will be given the opportunity to test the vehicles.
The main objectives of this measure were:
- The introduction of two Hybrid/ electric or electric buses to connect the CIVITAS area with the historic city center of Palma
- The introduction of at least 9 electric cars and 10 electric scooters during the project in the municipal fleet, i.e. 10% of the newly procured vehicles of the municipal fleet will be electric, as well as 20 charging points.
- The establishment of new guidelines for public tenders of the municipality, demanding that 10% of the vehicles of city departments and subcontractors shall be electric. It is estimated that this could imply 20 electric vehicles procured by subcontractors during the project.
- Awareness-raising about electric mobility among the general public and local fleet owners