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Lisbon Embassy goes electric

Electric official vehicle outside the Embassy in Lisbon

Electric official vehicle outside the Embassy in Lisbon, © German Embassy Lisbon

23.12.2013 - Press release

The Embassy in Lisbon is the first of Germany’s missions abroad to run anall-electric official vehicle.

It is Made in Germany, accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.2 seconds, has a top speed of 150 km/h and -- is powered by electricity. The Embassy in Lisbon is the first German mission abroad to use the all-electric BMW i3 as an official vehicle.

This move underlines the Federal Foreign Office’s commitment to ensuring sustainable, eco-friendly mobility abroad and to showcasing the German car industry’s progress in the field of alternative power sources. The Embassy’s official car driving around the streets of Lisbon is a contribution to the goals of the National Electric Mobility Platform, which aims to make Germany the leading market for and supplier of electric mobility options.

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