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.
electric charging points in Barcelona
The city has two completely electric 2 buses (TMB) and will be introducing 7 more