The Spanish authorities has chosen Palma for a pilot programme to substitute horse-driven carriages with electrical carriages.
An merchandise has been included within the 2023 funds for the acquisition of ten electrical carriages. It could be that Palma does not obtain all ten, however at current it’s the solely metropolis in Spain the place there was official approval for the alternative of horse carriages – this was at a council assembly in July.
Regardless of the quantity that Palma receives, they’re prone to be accessible within the first quarter of subsequent yr they usually will not price the city corridor something, although it will likely be liable for upkeep.
Horse-carriage drivers’ present licences will apply to the brand new carriages.
Sergio García Torres, the director-general of animal welfare throughout the nationwide ministry of social rights, says that “the elimination of horse-drawn carriages has been an goal that Podemos (his celebration) have been pursuing for a very long time”. “Excessive temperatures, as has been demonstrated once more this summer time, pose an awesome danger to the welfare of the animals.”
The federal government is to position an order for these carriages to be manufactured, García including that his directorate has needed to work by means of sure points with regard to their use on roads.