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In 2017 global sales of electric cars surpassed the 1-million-unit mark

Seat boss quits chairmanship of automobile employers’ association due to government’s lack of commitment to electric cars: “They are not up to the task”

Wayne Griffiths, president of Cupra and Seat, has resigned as president of the car manufacturers’ association (ANFAC). He was already on the verge of resigning at the end of last year and stayed on because he wanted to give President Sánchez another chance. The resignation presented this Thursday was communicated to the board of directors five minutes before the meeting began. A body that has endorsed his decision. “It is…

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Electric car sales in August overtake plug-in hybrids for first time in Spain

Alphavalue/ Divacons| For the first time in Spain, sales of electric cars have exceeded those of plug-in hybrids in a month. According to data from the Spanish Association of Car and Truck Manufacturers (Anfac), 3,583 electric cars were registered in Spain in August, 156% more than the previous year, while plug-in hybrids delivered were 3,362, just 21% more than last year.

In 2017 global sales of electric cars surpassed the 1-million-unit mark

40,000 electric recharging stations blocked

The situation is so absurd that there are situations where, although there are charging points already installed – at petrol stations, in public car parks or other types of premises – they do not actually have any electricity. They are not operational because some grid connection permit or other final document is missing. This collapse not only puts Spain at the bottom of the European league table in the deployment…

In 2017 global sales of electric cars surpassed the 1-million-unit mark

Retailers have only reached 20% of the ‘electrolineras’ that the government requires them to have by 1 January 2023.

The deployment of 20,000 recharging points in large supermarkets that the Government has demanded of the distribution companies as of 1 January is doomed to failure. “There is no technical capacity for it, it is absolutely impossible”, all the large companies in the sector are practically unanimous in their assurances, according to the newspaper El Economista. Overall, and at most, according to their estimates, it will be possible to reach…

In 2017 global sales of electric cars surpassed the 1-million-unit mark

Electric Car: Of The 2.975 Billion Euros Announced By The Government, Only 877 Million (30%) Has Been Allocated

The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has announced the launch of a second call of the PERTE for the development of the electric and connected vehicle (EV) after the failure of the first call, where only 877.2 million euros out of a total of 2.975 billion euros have been allocated. Even so, the final figure is higher than the provisional resolution, where 600 million euros were earmarked. Initially it…


Ford Will Manufacture The New Electric Cars In Almusafes (Valencia)

Ford’s Valencian plant in Almussafes has finally been chosen to develop the automaker’s two new electric vehicles, thus beating the German plant in Saarlouis with which it was competing. The news guarantees the maintenance of employment in the region in the coming years and ensures that the Valencian plant, which employs around 6,000 people after several redundancy plans, will maintain its workload from 2025. By 2024, the plant was expected…

In 2017 global sales of electric cars surpassed the 1-million-unit mark

Seat Presents Its Alliance Of 62 Companies To Lead The Electric Car

Seat wants to turn Spain into a platform for the electric car in Europe. This plan includes the electrification of its Martorell and Pamplona factories, a battery production ecosystem – ranging from lithium mining, a key material, to a giant battery factory in Sagunt -, locations for electric components and a training, digitalisation and circular economy plan. This is explained in the “Future: Fast Forward” project, which brings together an…


Copying The Portuguese Regulated Electricity Tariff System In Spain Would Reduce The Price By 40%, According To The Chairman Of Iberdrola

The chairman of Iberdrola, Ignacio Sánchez Galán, yesterday called for a modification of the regulated electricity tariff (PVPC): “We have a differential element which is the design of our regulated tariff, unique in Europe. If a design similar to that of other countries is made, the regulated tariff, which only affects ten percent of the energy consumed in Spain, could fall by between 30% and 40%”, he told the media…

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Electric Vehicles Already Account For 9% Of Global Sales

The Santander analysts review the electric car market and explain that “Delivery times for the main models in Europe have increased considerably. The Renault Zoe and Twingo Electric are no longer sold in Germany because delivery times are too long. The waiting time for an Audi Q4 e-tron is now 18 months. This also explains the current success of Stellantis Electric Vehicles in Europe, where their lead times are shorter…


Stellantis, The Only Manufacturer Producing 100% Electric Cars At All Three Spanish Plants

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.