Madrid Ups Bid for 2020 Olympic Games by Promising to Use Only Electric Vehicles in Olympic Village
JUN 23 2013 BY ERIC LOVEDAY
In its push to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, Madrid, Spain says that, among other green initiatives, its Olympic Village would only use electric vehicles for transportation services.
No gas or diesel burners allowed here, according to Madrid’s Olympic bid committee.
Madrid’s push to host the Games focuses on what’s called an ultra-modern smart metropolis scheme.
New concepts, including idea for urban transport, will play center stage in Madrid if the Spanish city manages to secure the 2020 Olympics.
Most importantly to us though is that Madrid will use nothing but electric vehicles in the Olympic Village. Most of those vehicles will be the urban runabout, Renault Twizy. The Renault Zoe will be on hand too, as four have already been donated to Madrid in preparation for the Games.
Madrid’s main goal is what the bidding committee refers to as a “commitment to zero carbon emissions.”
We’re not entirely sure what’s meant by that, but in terms of transport used there, zero emissions will be key.
As we’ve already mentioned, all of the vehicle in Olympic Village with be pure battery electrics. Those vehicles will be charged only by the sun, as solar charging stations will be installed around Olympic Village.
Who’d of thunk that bidding to host the Olympics would bring with it a commitment to sun-charged electric vehicles?