Public sector to have 100% electric cars
By coincidence an announcement was made yesterday by the Regional President that the public sector in Porto Santo would move exclusively to the use of electric cars.
This was on the same day that the BBC ran a feature on Porto Santo’s efforts to become energy independent. This was reported here yesterday in one of the most visited blog posts in recent weeks, attracting double the number of usual “hits”. The post also attracted a lot of attention on social media, being widely copied.
Madeira “is one of the most developed regions in the world in terms of the environment”
The Diario reports that the president of the Regional Government highlighted yesterday afternoon, at the inauguration of the Byrd car stand in Madalenas, that Madeira “is one of the most developed regions in the world in terms of the environment”.
“64% of the land area has protection, and at sea up to 12 miles, 70% is a protected marine area,” he said, adding, “we are at the forefront of environmental policy at European level.”
Considering that “economic growth and development is perfectly compatible with environmental policies,” Miguel Albuquerque appreciated the fact that the Region has been growing for 70 consecutive months and stressed that the “environment of confidence is conducive for the automotive sector to continue to grow up”.
Making a point of congratulating the first electric car company in Madeira, the leader of the Madeiran executive stressed that “the entire public sector of Porto Santos will have electric cars in the future.” “It’s an important bet, coming in line with the new times,” he explained.