If you are thinking of buying an electric car but you don’t know where to load it, you’re not alone. If you already have an electric car and, on some trips, you wonder where you can charge your electric car and how far you can go before you get stranded with your car, you are not alone. The Civil Guard is with you.
At least that is what the Unified Association of Civil Guards and the Jucil association (Justice for the Civil Guard) are denouncing. Having 380 electric cars but having nowhere to charge them. The news hit the media after the story was known through a TeleMadrid report in which the two spokespersons for these groups gave their voices.
A situation with many edges and that is not exactly as it has been pointed out in some media. In the following lines we clarify what is known of the matter.
380 cars that are really 230 electric cars
It is easy to find information that points out that the Civil Guard has 380 electric cars stopped at its facilities because it has nowhere to charge them. information that the body has denied with the following statement:
Currently, all electric vehicles assigned to different units of the Civil Guard have different recharging possibilities, through authorized points, recharging cards and adaptable portable chargers.
In this General Directorate there is no record that any electric vehicle is stopped because it does not have recharging possibilities.
The Civil Guard acquired, during the years 2020 and 2021, 184 electric vehicles that are providing service in fiscal units, command headquarters and some main posts where there are recharging points or other means to do so.
Recently, 230 electrical units have been received and are currently in the process of being distributed to the units.
The Civil Guard is making a commitment to the energy transition and for this, within the Transformation and Resilience Plan, a contract has just entered into force, with an execution period of 9 months, for the installation of 1,400 charging points throughout the country. national.
The truth is that Jucil assured in the TeleMadrid report that “380 electric vehicles arrive and there are not enough charging points.” Information that is not entirely true since the award to which his spokesperson referred did correspond to 380 vehicles but, of them, 230 are electric. Specifically, the award was 230 Nissan Leaf with a 40 kWh battery and 150 units of the Renault Arkana, of mild hybridization.
What both associations also complain about is the low mileage of this model. And it is the one that Nissan Leaf with a 40 kWh battery approves a range of 270 kilometers. An amount that its spokespersons consider insufficient to be able to carry out their work.
What they do respond from the Civil Guard is to the accusations that the vehicles are stopped, ensuring that all the electric cars that have been distributed have done so to those places where there are charging points. In addition, they emphasize that throughout the year 2023, 1,400 charging points will be installed throughout the national geography, something that the associations question.
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