Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard ­travels eco-consciously

In 2012, Switzerland called for the green economy to be put on the climate agenda at the climate conference in Rio de Janeiro. Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard, head of the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC), is contributing to the improvement of energy efficiency by setting a good example, choosing a Tesla 85 as her new official vehicle. A purely electric car, it fits perfectly with DETEC’s strategy of reducing CO2 emissions and adopting an economical and efficient approach to energy resources.

There are already many charging stations throughout Switzerland for recharging the batteries of electric vehicles, some provided by the suppliers themselves, others attached to federal government’s own buildings and facilities. If necessary, electric vehicles can also be charged up using an ordinary power socket.

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