As Dacoby Chauffeur Service launches Malta’s first fully electric luxury vehicle, a €90,000 Mercedes Benz E-Vito, the company’s managing director, Darren Zarb, said the investment reflects the company’s commitment to making eco-friendly choices.
At the vehicle launch, also attended by Environment Minister, Aaron Farrugia, Mr Zarb said reiterated, “ever since its inception as a small one-man company, its vision was always clear: Dacoby aims to be the leader in the luxury transport industry.”
“This does not only mean being an innovator in the way luxury transport is provided but also thinking ahead and making eco-friendly choices”, he continued.
The company “has once again put the environment at the top of its agenda and invested over ninety-thousand euro in a brand-new Mercedes Benz E-Vito which is the first one of its kind in Malta, as well as additional infrastructure required including charging stations in the garaging premises,” he said.
Also speaking at the launch, Mr Farrugia made clear he was pleased with the company’s investment, saying it is in line with Malta’s 2050 Low-Carbon Development Strategy, and that cleaner modes of transport are one step towards mitigating emissions, creating more green jobs, and driving Malta’s green recovery.
The Minister said initiatives like Dacoby’s were commendable but said that achieving carbon-neutrality is no small feat: going for carbon neutrality means that the government needs to work on a just transition and fair incentives, and also that certain economic sectors and businesses need to change.
He added that this investment by Dacoby is an example of socially and environmentally conscious steps that the private sector can take in order to shift towards more sustainable production patterns.
“The responsibility to tackle climate change lies upon each and every one of us, be it the government or the private sector. Malta’s Low Carbon Development Strategy will guide [it] towards the carbon neutrality objective, and we are looking at delivering net-zero emissions.”