CALPE is the latest in a number of municipalities across Spain to encourage their citizens to convert to electric or hybrid vehicles.
At a recent plenary meeting of the council, a modification to the local regulation on the tax raised for motor vehicles agreed to reduce the rate by 75 per cent for electric vehicles and 50 per cent for hybrids. The measure aims to promote the progressive movement to these kind of vehicles in the municipality and to reduce the amount of CO2 emissions, to enable them to comply with targets set to be achieved by 2020.
At the same meeting, approval was given for a number of schemes to help students at both school and university levels, such as assistance with transport and textbook costs. To be able to carry out these plans, €105,000 has been allocated to support those families with students relying on public transport to get to their centres of study.
Other subjects discussed at the plenary were a request for the installation of more bins and rubbish containers in the urban areas of Calpe and to increase street cleaning services.