The National Association of Sellers of Motor Vehicles, Repair and Spare Parts (Ganvam) has warned that, at the current rate of sales of electric cars, only 7% of the Spanish park will be carbon neutral by 2030, standing at around two million units, compared to the five million expected by the Government.
This is clear from a report by Roland Berger for the distribution employer. The data have been released this Friday during the conference ‘The role of the electric second-hand vehicle in the energy transition’, organized within the framework of the Used and Pre-Owned Vehicle Show in Madrid, which is held at Ifema Madrid until next June 13.
In this sense, although the demand for electrified vehicles is on an upward trend, for Ganvam it is necessary to include “accelerating elements” to comply with the planned decarbonization path.
In fact, according to figures from the association, by 2030 the registrations of electric and plug-in hybrids will multiply by more than five compared to today, but they will still represent 27% of the total.
Therefore, both Ganvam and the Spanish Renting Association (AER) and the Business Association for the Development and Promotion of Electric Mobility (Aedive), participants at the table, have advocated for including used electricity in the Government’s incentive plans , agreeing that the climate neutrality objectives for 2050 are “ambitious and challenging”, but viable, if the strategy is done in a coordinated way and without leaving anyone out.
“The alternative propulsion vehicle and, specifically, the electric vehicle cannot exclude large sections of the population for economic and social reasons,” claimed the president of AER, José-Martín Castro.
However, the general director of Aedive, Arturo Pérez de Lucia, has indicated that it is not only about promoting the entry of electric vehicles into the park, but also about accompanying it with the necessary deployment of the recharging network, “which requires the elimination of the administrative obstacles that hinder the development, above all, of those points that do not require public investment “.
For his part, the deputy to the president of Ganvam, Rafael Prieto, has indicated the importance of contributing so that each workshop, for example, has a recharging point that allows validating the intervention carried out, while making it possible to offer the charge as additional service.
“Not only would it help to reinforce the productive fabric and the maintenance of employment, but it would accelerate the capillarity of the infrastructure network by more than 40,000 points,” Prieto added.
Along these lines, the director of Circontrol’s AC recharging business unit, Alejandro Valdovinos, highlighted the business opportunity that electric mobility represents for dealers and workshops.