BCN Smart City

Electric vehicles

The City Council is a strong supporter of sustainable transport.


The world's leading Smart Cities have to lead a process of reform towards a new energy and transport model, public and private alike, which not only minimises the environmental and acoustic impact of transport and prioritises air, water and sunlight quality but also improves citizens’ quality of life.

We intend to turn Electric Vehicles into Barcelona’s standard mode of public and private transport for individuals and groups.

This mode of transport is more energy efficient and produces less pollution. The city is backing electric vehicles as an economic impetus, to boost the car industry in the Metropolitan Area, by creating jobs and becoming an international leader in the sector.

free, public charge points distributed across the city

additional points in municipal car parks

“Logistics for Electric Vehicle Implementation” is a platform created to boost electric transport in the city and the Metropolitan Area.

Electric Taxis:

Barcelona will become the leader in the implementation of this type of vehicle in the realm of public transport.

Electric buses:

Our city is a benchmark for this type of service: we have the cleanest fleet of buses in Europe. All thanks to the introduction of and support for hybrid and compressed natural-gas-powered vehicles, as well as the use installation of anti-pollution filters in diesel vehicles.

TMB is also collaborating with the company Siemens on hybridization designs for buses and minibuses, to cover 100% of the bus routes.

Car Sharing using electric vehicles:

We are establishing a new rental model for such vehicles, which will also improve the current system, as users will be able to pick up and drop off the vehicles wherever they wish.

Electric motorbikes:

Barcelona already provides 150 recharge points for these vehicles as well as a newly installed electric motorbike station at the IESE Business School, which is currently functioning at full use.