Record Go, along with five other car rental companies in the Balearic Islands, the Govern (local government) and the IDEA (Institute for the Diversification and Energy Saving in Spanish), have united so that the electric mobility dream comes true in Palma de Mallorca.
Thanks to this both public and private collaboration, visitors will be able to go for this alternative. This is the first step for the Balearic Islands to become a leading tourist destination in terms of sustainable mobility.
All of this is thanks to the 60 Nissan Leaf (which are 100 % electric) that the rental car companies have acquired to our fleets, as well as the commitment from the local government to create 2000 electric vehicle charging points spread throughout the city and islands—these are charging points for your vehicle.
The first fast charging points in Mallorca are already up and running, allowing a full charge in as little as 20 minutes.
The electric vehicle usage is a great improvement for the cities thanks to its huge ecological benefits, both for the acoustic and gas pollution. Although this is a mature technology, it still has a long way to go in terms of development and growth so that the whole society can benefit from it.
Why an electric vehicle?
The electric vehicle technology has become increasingly in recent years. As a curiosity, the battery used is of lithium-ion, the same used in your cell phone.
This type of vehicles offers important advantages over fuel-engine vehicles (your regular car) are obvious: no noise, no vibrations, less power expenses and, the most important one, they are a lot more environmentally friendly. As a matter of fact, a hybrid vehicle does produce up to 40 % less CO2 than the conventional cars. These emissions will be a lot less in the near future.
The vehicle in charge of supporting the electric mobility boost is the Nissa Leaf, which is available now.
Nissan commits to both innovation and design with this all-new electric vehicle version. Dynamic acceleration, improved torque, highway speed similar to the conventional vehicles–that have traditional fuel engines–and a much lighter bodywork with improved aerodynamics. All of the above is offered without giving up on the usual convenience such as the power steering and air conditioning.
On the road, its Carwings System informs you about the exact the amount of energy to arrive to your destination as well as where the nearest charging points.
- The Nissan Leaf, with its 21 decibels, makes less noise than a crying baby (95 decibels), a vacuum cleaner (80 decibels) or a ceiling fan (26 decibels).
- The electric car works as a generator that recovers automatically part of the energy to recharge the battery as you drive downhill or you break.
- The Nissan Leaf delivers 100 % engine torque (engine torque is the capacity to deliver the power instantaneously) immediately after starting the vehicle, a similar or even better performance than your typical regular or diesel vehicle.
- 92 % of the users of the Nissan Leaf are satisfied and 94 % of them would recommend this vehicle.
To sum up, the Nissan Leaf offers a smooth, thrilling, comfortable, economic and ecological driving experience. So come on and try it and see it for yourself from our car rental airport office at Palma de Mallorca.