Reader: EVs & Mumbo Jumbo

A Gazette reader is puzzled by political mumbo-jumbo and a lack of EV charging points in Almuñécar and La Herradura.

Readers Letter 400x250Dear Editor and fellow residents of Almunecar and La Herradura

In addition to The Seaside Gazette I read many local news papers and found an article on August 30, 2022, in Granada Hoy titled: “Almuñécar and La Herradura receive accreditation as a Smart Tourist Destination.” It went on to say that “The Deputy-Mayor, Delegate of Tourism & Beaches for Almuñécar aims to promote a sustainable development of tourism and “ensure the satisfaction of tourists and improve the living conditions of the population.”

First, maybe new First Councillor of La Herradura, Barbero could explain in plain simple language what he means by this mumbo jumbo, techno speak. Any help from kind readers appreciated!

Second, one of these days I will get around to maybe buying an electric car and maybe putting solar panels on my home. But, I have to ask, has anyone seen any EV charging points in La Herradura or Almunecar? Does, the long overdue market in Almuñécar have plans for EV charging stations in the underground parking area or maybe solar panels on the roof?

Mayor Juan José Ruiz Joya, certainly missed the boat and didn’t take a step forward to be part of the group of destinations at the forefront of tourism development with the newly renovated, half-empty market in La Herradura where there doesn’t seem to be solar panels on the roof or associated EV charging points.

In short, as quoted by our Mayor of Almunecar, have we made “an important step to be part of the group of destinations at the forefront of tourism development and with a future strategy based” on sustainability, accessibility, innovation and technology as backbones”? Or is it just hot air?

Intelligent comments and feedback appreciated.

Paul Francis

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