Thursday, June 1, 2023

Zarzuela already has eleven electric or hybrid cars after the addition of three new units

  1. king’s favorite
  2. b badge
  3. Passionate about the motor world, but without the cynicism
  4. increased for the first time in four years
  5. slope
  6. more money for judges
Felipe VI in a Mercedes S600 belonging to Zarzuela.

la zarzuela is already eleven new state-of-the-art vehicles And, therefore, less polluting, thanks to the inclusion of three units supplied by Parque Móvil el Estado.

The eleven cars are: Two Mercedes Benz Vitos, each priced at 33,124 Euros, delivered by PME in 2020. The following year, in 2021, it supplied a hybrid Ford Mondeo (23,635 euros) and five Renault Zoe Life to Casa del Rey, costing around 23,000 euros each. Last year, 2022 brought three Ford Mondeo hybrids and automatics.

Of all the ministries, agencies and institutions covered by the vehicle fleet, the state headquarters is the “department”, as it represents only 2% of the total fleet.

Felipe VI at SEAT facilities in March 2021

king’s favorite

In addition to the vehicles provided by the mobile park, La Zarzuela has other vehicles rented outside PME, some of which are used by the King for private trips.

Felipe VI uses a Audi RS A6 and Mercedes S 600 AMG, With the first he has gone on holiday to Mallorca, and it is also a vehicle used and driven by Doña Letizia, despite being a With some difficulties in driving the car, as it is very heavy due to the armor included.

According to sources close to the king, he has taken his daughters, Leonor and Sofia, to Rosales school with Audi. This is his favorite car.

b badge

The secretive monarchy has come to know the age of the vehicle, thanks to a sticker attached to the windshield, which indicates the anti-pollution regulations it adheres to and hence, reveals its age.

The environmental label on Don Felipe’s car is the distinctive B, the yellow one. This means that this car has been approved to comply with Euro 3 regulations between the year 2000 and the end of 2004 (we are currently in Euro 6).

Those years coincide with the model’s launch in Spain. It was in force between 2002 and 2004.

Official sources assure that they are “rental contracts that appear on the PME website”, and do not reveal much information about Felipe VI’s preferences in terms of cars.

Passionate about the motor world, but without the cynicism

“Felipe VI is not like his father. Don Juan Carlos was more elaborate and eccentric with brands and displacements. He loved to runReliable sources say.

When Felipe reached the age of majority, when he turned 18, and therefore old enough to drive, his father decided to give him a special gift.

they chose a seat ibiza, In a nod to the Spanish manufacturer, which launched the first generation car in 1984, a young model that would go on to be a huge success, the longest-lived in the manufacturer’s product range.

increased for the first time in four years

For the State Vehicle Park, which supplies and maintains official vehicles, in 2021 it increased its fleet for the first time since the pandemic. It went from 621 cars to 638, which is an increase of 2.73%.

Last year, 2022, according to data provided by Francisco de la Fuente, head of the PME fleet, Part includes 673 vehicles, 35 more vehiclesThe count heads the ministries, the government and the head of state.


The general budget for the mobile park has also been increased after the pandemic.

In 2021 it was 46.14 million euros, which was 1.85% higher than in 2020, when it reached 45.3 million. And now, it has further increased by 2.34% in 2022.

State Vehicle Park in 2018 was 813 cars, and fell 13.4% to 704 cars in 2019. Similarly, there has been a decrease of 11.7% in the number of vehicles between 2019 and 2020.

It was in the last Legislature when the reduction in the mobile park began to be appreciated. The number of cars increased from 652 to 643 between 2014 and 2017, a decrease of 1.38% in the park.

Between the ministries, administrations and councils they form 31 official bodies that are supplied by the mobile park. In the last two years, 54.8% have maintained the same number of vehicles in 2021 as in 2020. 25.8% have increased it.

more money for judges

The General Judicial Council is the one which has increased its fleet the most by 21.3%, going from 14 cars to 17 in a year.

The Ministry of Health and Defense has also increased the number of cars by 20%. Along with Treasuries (15.3%), they are the biggest increasers.

It was followed by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (9% increase), the Constitutional Court (7%), the Council of State (6.6%) and the Head of State (2.2% increase).

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