ICEX- Invest in Spain | Stellantis is the only manufacturer that produces 100% electric cars at each of its three Spanish plants: Peugeot e-2008 (Vigo), Citroën ë-C4 (Madrid) and Opel Corsa-e (Zaragoza). With more than six decades of experience in the production of commercial vehicles and a pioneer in the field of electric mobility, the Italian-French-United States international automotive group has now launched a new generation of 100% electric commercial and multipurpose vehicles, produced in Vigo.
This week, the recovery plan was presented in Parliament, to which, over the next three years, nearly €50,000 million will be allocated. Among the investments of the ten main projects presented, more than €13.2 billion will be earmarked for sustainable mobility and electric cars, making the automotive sector the target of this first strategic plan for economic recovery and transformation (PERTE). This plan will be aimed at encouraging the installation of recharging points (deploying at least 80,000 to 110,000 new recharging points) and the purchase of electric vehicles (reaching 250,000 electric vehicles by 2023 to achieve the target of 5 million electric vehicles by 2023).
Iberdrola and the Japanese car maker are preparing a joint project to develop the chargers for electric cars, thanks to the intelligent networks infrastructure of the Basque electrical company. The final objective is that Iberdrola’s networks should support the charging for Nissan’s electric cars, for whom the “Nissan Leaf Zero Emission” is its main bid for an electrically powered saloon.
The dangerous rise of carbon emissions coupled with greater energy efficiency driven by the evolution of battery technology is building momentum towards acceptance of electric cars globally. For analysts at Wisdom Tree, “the proliferation of Electric Vehicles will be tied to the initiatives from governments across the world as they rely on supplementary grid infrastructure.”
When it comes to the fight against climate change, the conversation has focused nearly exclusively on how to bring down levels of one element — carbon. But what role will the metals and the mining industry play in the drive to realize a low-carbon future? As it turns out, one larger than we might think.
BEIJING | By W. Jiapeng, H. Haoyi, Z.Shiyun and G. McCubbing via Caixin | The second time around to China has offered much more promise than the first some two years ago, Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Tesla Motors Inc, said in an interview with Caixin. In three or four years, Musk plans to have cars produced in China, which will mean setting up a joint venture with a local partner, influencing the car industry to move faster in the direction of electric cars.