Electric Vehicle Master Plan

Barcelona City Council is promoting a strategic plan to introduce electric vehicles in the city, encouraging sustainable mobility and improving air quality by reducing fossil-fuel emissions and encouraging locally´sourced consumption, to the benefit of positive urban community life. Electric mobility, a cornerstone of innovation and competitiveness, helps to reduce polluting emissions and improve air quality, lowers noise pollution and promotes development and industrial transformation.

Barcelona has a growing privately-owned fleet of electric vehicles, motorcycles and cars which benefit from the facilities offered by the city, including 450 free public recharging points found at numerous stations and car parks in every city district, of which 125 are specifically for electric motorcycles and 17 are fast-charge stations.

Owning zero-emission vehicles in Barcelona also has big advantages. Electric vehicles are subject to a 75% rebate on the mechanically powered vehicle tax (IVTM), as well as free parking in blue- and green-zone parking areas, except where places are reserved or for local residents only, provided that parking times and maximum periods are respected.

If you wish to benefit from these advantages you will need an electric-vehicle card, which can also be used for charging your vehicle for free.

Barcelona has been diversifying its strategy for electric vehicles, which means you no longer have to be an owner to use them: we are working on connecting the city's tram lines, we are committed to electric-powered Bicing bicycles, we are normalising the use of personal mobility vehicles and promoting a fleet of buses with increasingly lower emissions, including a significant number of electric buses.

Government Measure

Electric Vehicle Master Plan

All the charging points for EVs in Barcelona are listed here

Check here the advantages of having the electric vehicle card


electric charging points in Barcelona

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The city has two completely electric 2 buses (TMB) and will be introducing 7 more


To make electric mobility a reference model for motorized transport, both private and collective, in the city as well as the whole metropolitan area.


To lead from the local administration the implementation process, making the use of the electric vehicles in the city as easy as possible.


To achieve full collaboration between all levels of the administration in order to establish inclusive policies that facilitate global use as much as possible and to engage institutions and companies to collaborate.


To reduce the direct use of least efficient and most polluting fossil fuels in the most densely inhabited areas.


To move towards energy transformation, consolidating electricity as the universal source for consumption and enhancing its generation in a renewable and local way.