The Spanish automotive industry has come together under the same platform “of thought and action” in order to promote the decarbonisation of mobility. Nine of the main industry associations have created Neutral In Motion: For a Sustainable and Future Automotive to help Spain achieve climate neutrality in 2050.
This circle of associations for a sustainable automotive is made up of the Spanish Association of Vehicle Renting (AER), the Business Association for the Development and Promotion of the Electric Vehicle (Aedive), the National Association of Companies of the Two-Wheel Sector (Anesdor) , the Spanish Association of Automobile and Truck Manufacturers (Anfac) or the National Association of Bus Body Manufacturers (Ascabus).
Also present are the Federation of Automotive Dealers Associations (Faconauto), the National Business Federation of Vehicle Rental With and Without a Driver (Feneval), the National Association of Motor Vehicle Sellers, Repair and Spare Parts (Ganvam) and the Spanish Association of Automotive Suppliers (Sernauto).
According to these entities, the automobile is “key” in the transition to zero-emission mobility due to “the potential and strength” of its value chain, which accounts for 10% of the country’s GDP.
“Our objective is to contribute to ensuring that Spain reaches climate neutrality in 2050 and meets the precise intermediate objectives, maintaining its position as a global economic and industrial benchmark. To this end, all the agents that make up the automotive value chain will promote and support decisively the decarbonization of mobility / automotive and the adoption of strategic measures that allow our country to advance with a firm step “, claim the signers of the manifesto.
In this way, they are committed to growing a competitive sector; to invest in developing and transforming the automotive industry by promoting decarbonization and digitization; to transform mobility, encouraging the development of new services and technologies; to innovate to take advantage of new opportunities, and to collaborate with administrations in the development of this change.
However, they make it clear that these objectives cannot be achieved without active policies to promote change, such as the progressive transition towards a decarbonisation model or the installation of an extensive network of new fuel infrastructures or a green tax system.
Thus, they demand consensus between political forces and administrations in the 2030 and 2050 horizon, in addition to a productive and human capital strategy, that SMEs are strengthened and research and development (R&D) be supported.
“The signatory associations firmly believe that this is the right time to promote clean mobility and achieve both temporary decarbonisation and economic objectives in a way that maximizes the benefit to our society and economy. Consensus and working together will be essential in this long-term effort, “they assert.