Enhance the use of the electric car

Transportation is responsible for a fifth of global emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. And to comply with the Guidelines of the Eu

Enhance the use of the electric car

Transportation is responsible for a fifth of global emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. And to comply with the Guidelines of the European Parliament that establish climate neutrality in the year 2050, the automotive industry is immersed in one of the greatest challenges of its history with the transition towards zero emission mobility.

In the search to ensure that the displacements are more efficient and respectful with the planet, the United Nations has requested manufacturers to stop producing combustion engines before 20 years. The most viable alternative to achieve this is the impulse of electric vehicles, whose motors do not emit or CO2 or nitrogen oxides. This adaptation to the new scenario is accelerating thanks to an important technological advance that overtakes costs and increases the efficiency of cars, as well as the new types of cargo, as well as the anti-monitoring measures imposed by governments.

The objective pursues to improve the air we breathe around the world by reducing CO2 emissions and improving the quality of life of people. With the recovery, transformation and resilience plan (PRTR) devised by the Government, 250,000 new electric vehicles circulate in 2023. The plan seeks a gradual advance with an intermediate reduction target of 55% of polluting emissions of new cars and vans by 2030 and five years later only electric vehicles and alternative energy and diesel energy will be commercialized.

Acquiring an electric vehicle has implicit the savings in fuel consumption, as well as free parking in regulated parking areas, toll exemption and other tax benefits associated with some taxes. Without forgetting its lower impact on the environment by reducing CO2 emissions. Therefore, the interest generated is increasing. Between January and November 2021, 72,534 electrified units were enrolled, 56% more than the previous year, according to electrical mobility data. The potential consumer of these vehicles is between 25 and 44 years, according to a study conducted by the MAPFRE insurer, where it is reflected that in cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Seville and Valencia, the profile of drivers of "zero emissions "He is interested in technology, science or travel.

The consumer responds, because the automotive industry tries to fulfill his part and the Government of Spain firmly bet on the impulse of the electricity. In 2021 he has approved the Aid of the Moves III Plan, which encourages his purchase with up to 7,000 euros and up to 80% of the recharge points, a measure that will decisively contribute to increasing interest in a form of sustainable mobility. One of the issues to achieve government objective is to end what is known as "anxiety of autonomy", that is, the reluctance that consumers have to acquire electric vehicles at the fear of which the battery is completely discharged during the journey. Although there is still no official database of recharge points in the national territory, according to the last electromobility barometer of the Spanish Association of Automobile and Truck Manufacturers (ANFAC), Spain has a total of 12,702 recharge points. And another of the objectives included in the PRTR is to multiply the number of recharge points in the next two years and go between 80,000 and 110,000 in 2023.

It is urgent to give an accelerator to the energy transition, promote the decarbonization of transport and the promotion of sustainable mobility.

For this reason, CEPSA and ENDESA have signed an alliance for sharing recharge points for electric cars in Spain and Portugal and develop an ultra-fast road recharge network (on the go). CEPSA will deploy 150 kW points located in the main communication channels and that will join the recharge infrastructure development plans that ENDESA X already has the subsidiary of the group in charge of this business, and that has 75 ultrafast recharging posts In 25 locations. These equipment will allow users to recharge 80% of the battery in approximately 10 minutes.

Updated Date: 10 January 2022, 21:37

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