The Government will launch the Electric Vehicle Perte Alliance in July | Economy

Reyes Maroto, during his speech this Wednesday at the Global Mobility Call, in Madrid.
Reyes Maroto, during his speech this Wednesday at the Global Mobility Call, in Madrid.David Fernandez (EFE)

The Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, announced this Wednesday that the Alliance of the Strategic Project for the Recovery and Economic Transformation of the Electric and Connected Vehicle (Perte VEC) will be launched next July to strengthen collaboration public-private partnership of the Automotive Board, the consultative body of this industry in which the Government, the autonomous communities, the social agents and the main associations of the automotive sector participate. From some of these associations the complaint has been launched in recent years that the Automotive Board was inactive and therefore the sector could not raise its voice well before the Government to assert its claims. The Perte VEC foresees the creation of an Alliance, chaired by the Minister of Industry, in which both the Automotive Table and the interministerial group in charge of developing the strategic project will be integrated.

Maroto pointed out that the Perte VEC has received requests from 13 tractor projects that will mobilize 11,855 million euros, between public aid and private financing. The projects, which are made up of 487 primary projects and which involve 327 companies, have a value of 5,927 million euros of eligible investment. “This model works”, he highlighted on the second day of the Global Mobility Call congress, which is being held this week at the Ifema in Madrid.

The minister highlighted that the main beneficiaries of the plan are SMEs, given that they represent 55.7% of the proposals submitted, while 39% of the projects come from large companies and 5.5% are made up of public universities , state-level technology centers or non-profit entities. R&D projects represent 60% of the primary projects, and innovation in sustainability and energy efficiency reach 20% of the proposals.

Regional investment projects, for their part, account for 16.3% and training projects related to the value chain of electric and connected vehicles, 3.9% of the proposals. By province, Catalonia stands out with 89 projects presented and the Valencian Community with 82, followed by the Basque Country with 39, while, by mobilized investment, the Valencian Community is in first place, ahead of Catalonia and Extremadura.

By companies, the Volkswagen Group will be the one with the largest volume of aid. The consortium led by Herbert Diess has achieved an alliance of 62 companies, including Iberdrola and Bosch, to manufacture a small electric vehicle at the Martorell (Barcelona) and Landaben (Pamplona) plants. In addition, Volkswagen and Seat are going to mobilize 3,000 million euros for the construction of a gigafactory for electric car batteries in Sagunto. And the Chinese manufacturer Envision and the Acciona group have presented a proposal to create a battery factory in Extremadura under the name of Venergy+ with an estimated investment of 1,000 million euros in its first stage.

Maroto has also highlighted that the Perte Chip will involve 12,250 million euros of public investment until 2027. “It is approved with the aim of having industrial independence. We have a unique opportunity to lead the transformation from Spain”, he concluded.

He knows in depth all the sides of the coin.


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