Córdoba launches EV service for disabled tourists (Spain)

By Lewis Macdonald / Updated: 17 Oct 2014

The city of Córdoba in southern Spain has launched an electric vehicle service that allows tourists with disabilities and reduced mobility to explore the sights of its historic centre.

Three different kinds of electric vehicles are now available for people with reduced mobility and run on 10 tourist routes throughout the city centre, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

All of the vehicles are outfitted with a GPS tracking system with information on their location constantly fed to a traffic co-ordinator and mobile team to provide assistance if required.

Users are also taught how to operate the vehicles and have an opportunity to test them before setting off on their tour.

Córdoba's Deputy Mayor for Mobility, Accessibility and Transport, Ana Tamayo, said that the measure fulfils an important role in making tourism in Córdoba more accessible. It is hoped that the service will increase the opportunities for tourists with reduced mobility to enjoy the city, and help support local jobs in the tourism industry.

For more information, visit 20minutos.es (in Spanish).

Photo: Madero Cubero

Country: 
Spain
Topic: 
Transport for people with reduced mobility