Impossible mission: sell 100,000 electric in 2022

The government is committed because in 2030 there are five million electric vehicles circulating through the country. The Integrated Energy and Climate Plan 2

Impossible mission: sell 100,000 electric in 2022

The government is committed because in 2030 there are five million electric vehicles circulating through the country. The Integrated Energy and Climate Plan 2021-2030 (PINEC) talks about such vehicles will be electrical, not electrified. The latter would mean including plug-in hybrids, which are an intermediate way to travel from an ancient diesel to zero emissions.

In 2021, 39,675 vehicles were enrolled in our country of all kinds, of which 23,889 were cars, 2,850 vans and 12,777 motorcycles, cyclomotors, quadricicles and quads, according to the data of Aedive, the association that drives the electric vehicle.

Both Aedive and Ganvam, the employer of vehicle sellers, estimate that less than 150,000 pure electric vehicles through our country circulate by Spain. According to the data presented this week by the Interior Minister, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, the Mobile Park stood at 2021 at 33.2 million units. So only 0.45% of that circulating park would be zero pure emissions.

Today the rhythm of electricity penetration is slow: only 0.27% of passenger cars and 0.18% of the vans enrolled in 2021 went to batteries. To achieve the objective of the government, sales have to grow exponentially, something that will happen as of 2025. Until then, the apriority will be the recovery of the double crisis in the sector, the lack of chips and the global pandemic.

At the moment, this year both Aedive and Ganvam arise exceeding the figure of 100,000 electrified cars sold in Spain. Eye to the nuance, which are no longer pure electrical but include plug-in hybrids. With them, overcoming that figure will be relatively simple because the market closed 2021 with 82,999 sales of electrified automobiles, which meant an increase of 42.1% compared to 2020.

At the momentum of electrified sales will contribute public aid from the Moves III Plan that encourages 4,500 euros the purchase of electric tourism (reach 7,000 euros if an old car is delivered over seven years to login); The purchase of electric vans is subsidized with 8,000 euros plus another 1,000 if an old one is eliminated; and motorcycles with 1,100 euros, more 200 euros if the old is removed. Hybrid plug-in passenger cars receive 2,500 euros of aid if they are between 30 and 90 km of autonomy and 4,500 euros if they exceed that last dimension.

In this sense, with good criterion, the executive has decided not to touch the environmental labels of the General Directorate of Traffic, especially as regards the plug-in hybrids with more than 40 km of electricity autonomy continue to be considered with the zero distinctive Emissions. Keep in mind that, according to Anfac, 47% of the 71,079 van cave and industrial vehicles that were sold in Spain, they did it in Madrid.

This community is where more vehicles of all kinds of are sold by their population but also because they are the largest number of companies accumulates. The latter by corporate social responsibility have eliminated the diesel of the company vehicles that provide their executives. Amen that zero emissions do not have circulation restrictions to enter the center and do not pay for parking on the street.

Sales of electrified will upload helped because the most demanded model in the market, the medium-sized gasoline or conventional hybrid SUV will, at least, 4.75% more expensive because it rises its registration tax stretch. It is a way to encourage the sale of SUV plug-in hybrid or 100% electrical from the government.

On December 23, the Minister of Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge, Teresa Ribera announced the allocation of 525 million euros "under the funds of the recovery plan, transformation and resilience to digitize distribution networks and boost the recharge of vehicles Electric on public roads ».

The objective of this endowment is to increase the number of public-loading public points, especially on the roads to eliminate one of the main barriers through which electric vehicles are not purchased.

With this budget, it is intended to go from the current 15,000 public cargo points to 100,000 posts in 2023. Public aid will be up to 50% of the assets related to the digitization of the network and with the necessary infrastructures to feed fast recharge points For electric vehicles - with a power greater than 250 kW- located on public roads.

In addition, the bases are sitting so that in the land surrounding the state roads - not only in gas stations - recharge stations can be installed.

But beyond this financial aid, from the automotive sector and from Aedive it is celebrated that the Executive has eliminated bureaucratic and administrative obstacles to implement a recharge point on public roads. In fact, the current requirements are deleted by the competent administrations for the obtaining of prior licensing or authorizations of works, installations, operating or activity, environmentally or other similar class or analogous.

Since now they will be replaced by responsible statements. To date, these procedures could dilate up to nine months the installation of a recharging point, given the complexity when intervening different administrations in the process.

In addition, the Government provides grants of up to 50% in the real estate tax (the IBI that is managed by the City Councils) by the installation of recharge points and 90% in the tax on constructions, facilities and works. And it forces that non-residential buildings and parking with more than 20 seats have recharge points.

Updated Date: 09 January 2022, 22:09

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