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Electric buses on the cards for Puerto 

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Puerto de la Cruz has started the process which could eventually see the tourist municipality using electric buses.

The local council has already carried out a test service in a bid to reduce CO2 emissions as part of its environmentally friendly pledge.

The aim would be to connect various parts of Puerto with electric “guaguas” which would also help to cut back on noise pollution.

At the request of Puerto council, the public bus company TITSA arranged for an electric bus to be tested on the local streets. This is part of a medium-term study into sustainable transport in the town.

Councillor for social services, Ángel Montañés said the authority was committed to “reducing the harmful effects of the conventional vehicle of combustion.”

He added that this change of course is not only limited to public transport but also “includes taxis (which the council already has a proposal to change), as well as vehicles and machinery of public services.

He underlined the fact that the initiative will also promote the gradual migration of private drivers to the electric vehicle through the “implementation of appropriate incentives.”

The council is aiming for a change in mobility in Puerto in the coming years as part of a plan to reduce energy con-sumption by 50 per cent.