Electric vehicles being seen as answer to bus shortage

Minister of Energy Wilfred Abrahams took this BMW i3 for a test drive (Photo via Barbados Today)
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Minister of Energy Wilfred Abrahams said Government was seriously considering more energy efficient options to address the shortage of vehicles at the state-run Transport Board and the Sanitation Service Authority.

In an address (Wednesday) morning at the opening of a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) conference aimed at establishing a framework to enable greater use of electric vehicles in the region, Abrahams said the Mia Mottley-led administration would seek help from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the European Union for such an endeavour.

“Under our public sector Smart Energy programme we are working with key stakeholders to buy much needed electric buses for the Transport Board with help from the IDB and European Union. We are also looking at electric garbage trucks to resolve our shortage of those trucks, and our overall goal is to replace all Government vehicles with electric ones where appropriate or possible,” he said.

Read more at: Barbados Today

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