The challenges of electric mobility in Spain | Economy

Citizens have drastically changed the way they live in urban centers. The way in which they move through them is one of those main changes and cities must respond to their new needs by combining them with other great challenges such as economic recovery, the fight against climate change with a model of sustainable development. Urban mobility is presented as an opportunity to promote transition, to help reduce traffic, meet new consumption patterns and gain space for citizens.

In this new environment, elements such as connectivity, intermodality and sustainability act as transformation vectors capable of accelerating change. However, with regard to the renewal of the fleet for the gradual replacement of combustion vehicles with electric ones, Spain is still far from the objective set by the National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan (PNIEC) that aspired to reach a park of 5 million electrified vehicles in 2030.

According to him barometer of electromobility carried out by ANFACAlthough the Spanish electrified market for electric vehicles has managed to increase its share to almost 8% of total sales, Spain is still far behind other competing markets in Europe, such as Germany (26%), France (18, 3%) or Portugal (19.7%). Likewise, if we talk about new ways of getting around without resorting to a private vehicle, as is the case with the sharing, the lack of homogeneity in local regulations is a brake on the generalization of this model.

What are the structural brakes that slow down the penetration of electric mobility in Spain? What regulatory initiatives would be desirable? How are European aid benefiting the sector? What are the challenges of electric mobility in Spain? Questions that define the type of city in which its inhabitants aspire to live and that EL PAÍS and Silence, owned by the Acciona company, will address on Tuesday, October 25 in Seville, at the third meeting of the Global Cities cycle.

The event, which can be followed live through the website of this newspaper and its social networks from 9.30 am, will be attended by the Mayor of Seville, Antonio Muñoz, who will be in charge of the opening; the Minister of Development, Articulation of the Territory and Housing, Marifrán Carazo, who will speak with the director of Communication of EL PAÍS, Pedro Zuazua; Francisco Javier Ramírez, the managing director of the Business Association for the Development and Promotion of Electric Mobility (Aedive), Arturo Pérez de Lucía and the director of Business Development at Silence, Iván Maura, who will participate in a round table moderated by the delegate of the newspaper in Andalusia, Eva Saiz.

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