The City Council of Madrid acquires 13 Silence electric scooters for the Body of Mobility Agents.The delegate of Environment and Mobility, Inés Sabanés, presented today, June 23, the new vehicles, together with Carlos Sotelo, CEO of Silence.
The new motorcycles are Silence S02 model, one hundred percent electric, and incorporate as a novelty a self-sufficient system of recharging with photovoltaic solar energy for emergency equipment, which does not affect the autonomy of the scooter and achieve greater efficiency by reducing the consumption of electricity in the network.
Photovoltaic panels have an average consumption of 12W a day, which average 8 hours a day with sunshine provide around 96Wh per day, enough to recharge the auxiliary battery that supplies emergency equipment: lights and siren. The additional battery, which receives the charge of the photovoltaic panel, is a parallel, isolated and self-sufficient system, so it does not affect the autonomy of the vehicle.
A more economical and sustainable solution
The acquisition of these motorcycles responds to the policy of renewal of the fleet of vehicles of the Body of Mobility Agents of Madrid with more economical and sustainable mobility solutions.
The police version of this model of electric motorcycle, of national design and manufacture, is of agile manoeuvrability and has an autonomy of 100 kilometres. Specially designed to facilitate daily work in the city efficiently and with a minimum consumption cost, it saves more than 500 euros per 10,000 kilometres and represents a saving of 30% of the maintenance costs of the vehicle compared to a combustion scooter (Equivalent to 125cc).
It has police equipment, reversing, regenerative motor brake, flat feet floor, low centre of gravity, maximum turning radius, and LED lighting system, all to facilitate the work of mobility agents.
Mobility agents will receive a training course on the operation of these vehicles before use.
Municipal electric fleet
The Silence scooters for mobility agents are in addition to other recent acquisitions of the City of Madrid as the seven zero emissions vehicles of the Municipal Company of Housing and Land (EMVS) or the buses of the Municipal Transportation Company (EMT), a pioneer nn the incorporation of electric vehicles to its fleet.
With these initiatives, the consistory advances in its commitment to sustainable mobility and the search for alternatives to reduce the impact of transport on the environment, by renewing its fleet with clean vehicles, little or no pollution and energy efficient, targets In Plan A of Air Quality and Climate Change.
Plan A proposes as a horizon for a fleet of municipal vehicles clean the year 2020 in which between 60 and 75%, depending on the type of vehicle, should be zero emissions or Eco, and 2030 in which this percentage should be between 80 and 90%.