Bahrain Customs invests in electric cars for ports and warehouses

The customs authority has already started using the Renault Twizy
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Bahrain Customs is reducing its carbon footprint with the introduction of electric cars at ports and warehouses in the country, reports Gulf Daily News.

The customs authority has already started using the Renault Twizy, a compact, two-seater electric quadricycle with zero emissions, within the Khalifa Bin Salman Port premises, but will introduce more electric vehicles elsewhere.

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“We are revamping the Customs and this is part of our current strategy – to upgrade all our systems, whether they are scanners or equipment used by our officers,” Customs president Shaikh Ahmed bin Hamad Al Khalifa told GDN.

He was speaking on the sidelines of the Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conference (BIDEC).

Shaikh Ahmed said the small size of Renault Twizy made it practical to use around the warehouse or the port.

“Previously, petrol-driven vehicles needed to be taken out weekly to be refilled, but with the new vehicles we not only save money but also help the environment,” he said.

A full charge of the electric car lasts for 28 days.

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