The Ministry for Gozo launches the use of an electric car
The Hon. Giovanna Debono, Minister for Gozo launched the use of an electric car as one of the environmental friendly measures implemented by the Ministry for Gozo. This initiative is in line with the eco-Gozo action plan 2010-2102. The electric car, small in size and fully automatic, is a good eco-friendly alternative to cars operated by diesel or petrol. It is charged from an electric charging station placed within the building of the Ministry for Gozo.
This is one of various other measures taken by the Ministry for Gozo in order to decrease its dependence on fossil fuel. Another measure includes the installation of photovoltaic panels at the Ministry for Gozo. Preparatory works are currently being carried out in connection with an extension of the existing photovoltaic system. Energy audits on government premises, amongst which the Administrative Centre, were also concluded so that electrical systems within these premises may be as energy efficient as possible.