Spain’s electromobility goals include having 250,000 EVs in circulation by 2023 to comply with the Paris Agreement and COP26.
Spain is taking electromobility seriously; they’re planning to have 250,000 EVs on their streets and roads by 2023 to comply with the Paris Agreement and COP26.
This sustainable mobility measure is sponsored by the Spanish government to fulfill their commitment to reduce emissions by 23% compared to 1990.
This document is called the Plan Nacional Integrado de Energía y Clima 2021-2030 (National Integrated Plan of Energy and Climate 2021-2030).
To achieve this goal of carbon-neutral or decarbonized transportation, Spain is focusing on three challenges.
- Batteries with better autonomy: Developing Li-Ion and/or solid-state batteries akin to the Nissan Ambition 2030 plan for better performance on highways, less charging time, and longer lifespans.
- Increasing charging stations: Spain will go from 13,000 charging stations to over 80,000 by 2023. Private companies such as Repsol Electric Mobility will add a thousand stations every 30 miles.
- Improving electromobility regulations: the Spanish government has sent its Plan to Brussels to be ruled on by the EU, adding Spain to Europe’s 2050 Zero-Emission goal.
According to the European Alternative Fuel Observatory’s data, by September 2019, Spain already had 70,000 EVs including Hybrid vehicles.
Thus, by by 2023 they expect that this number will increase threefold.
Electromobility economists have assured that the Spanish government will introduce tax exemptions to allow more people to switch over hybrid or Zero Emission vehicles in place of fossil-fueled ones.