Electric vehicles in Florence

Visiting Florence recently, I was struck by the number of electric vehicles whirring about the city – particularly in the central area.  The photo shows a small parking spot solely for electric vehicles just off the Piazza della Signoria.

Electric vehicles in Florence
Electric vehicles in Florence

 

Also in Florence, I encountered my first filling station equipped with charging points for electric cars.  Driving in, I glanced at a set of  ‘pumps’ with long thin blue ‘pipes’ attached, and wondered what kind of fuel they were dispensing – and then the penny dropped…