Neoenergia unifies the use of ethanol in vehicles and generates a reduction of 2.3 tons of CO² in emissions


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Initiative encompasses the company's flex vehicle fleet and also provides for the expansion of electric mobility

With initiatives aimed at sustainability, Neoenergia unifies the exclusive use of ethanol to supply its entire fleet of its flex vehicles. The result will be a significant reduction in CO² emissions, which leads to a decrease in the greenhouse effect and, consequently, prevents the increase in temperatures on the planet. With the company's action, 2.3 tons of carbon dioxide will no longer be emitted into the atmosphere in 2021 alone, with gasoline consumption in 2020 as a reference. This achieves a more efficient and sustainable future.

The unification includes the four distributors of Neoenergia – Coelba (BA), Celpe (PE), Elektro (SP/MS) and Cosern (RN) and will serve 1,669 dual fuel cars, that is, that accept both gasoline and ethanol alcohol. With the change, the supply in these vehicles will be done exclusively with ethanol. The transformations are gradual and continuous. At this first moment, they serve vehicles that already accept ethanol. As the fleet is renewed, we will prioritize this type of technology, further expanding the commitment to sustainabilitythat is our brand," says Neoenergia's Corporate Fleet Manager, Renato Morais.

Electric mobility

In parallel to this action, the company continues to reinforce its commitment to el​​ectric mobility, with the acquisition of over 20 electric vehicles (totaling 33 vehicles), 26 hybrid executive vehicles (totaling 83 vehicles) and 29 recharging points (totaling 45 points) in 2020, for installation and exclusive use of the corporate fleet.

Currently, the points and vehicles are located in the company's administrative headquarters, in the states of Bahia, Pernambuco, São Paulo, Rio Grande do Norte and Rio de Janeiro. With the acquisitions, the Territorial Distribution Units – from which the field teams come out for maintenance and service – will also make use of electric mobility.

Another action of great relevance is the construction of the Green Corridor, the largest electrovia in th​e country. The initiative will connect the capitals Salvador (BA) and Natal (RN), through Aracaju (SE), Maceió (AL), Recife (PE) and João Pessoa (PB). There will be 18 electrostations to the total, between highways and urban points.

"Allthese initiatives are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, of which Neoenergia is a signatory. Thus, we contribute to a cleaner world, taking several steps towards a better future,"says Renato. Among the SDDs, Neoenergia has a special focus on SDS 7, aimed at promoting clean and accessible energy; SDD 13, which seeks to combat climate change, in addition to SDS 9, which deals with the promotion of innovation and infrastructure.​

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