In Latin America, there have been discussions about the introduction of alternative motor vehicles and sustainable models of this type.
Several countries have begun to respond to this need and challenges, from infrastructure to the economy, but with innovative solutions they have begun to set a precedent for the future of the automotive industry. It is important to highlight the challenges of introducing new forms of mobility, such as electric cars, which vary from country to country.
This is the case in countries like Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico, which have larger territories, so the design of electric corridors may be more complex. In contrast, Uruguay, Costa Rica, or Ecuador are geographically shorter and have energy matrices based on renewable energies.
A very important challenge in Latin America is infrastructure. It is necessary to begin demanding these changes so that development can take hold faster. The introduction of charging stations in major cities will be a decisive factor for market growth in countries such as Colombia.
Battery for electric cars
In Latin America, the autonomy and efficiency of electric vehicle batteries also face challenges. Therefore, the solution lies in the development of batteries. It is important to generate consumer confidence and provide cheap and durable rechargeable batteries.
Availability of electric cars and charging infrastructure should be expanded
To popularize electric cars in the region, it is necessary to create a charging network; increasingly expand the range of electric models, from the smallest to the largest, and increase government incentives.
Technicians are trained to service electric cars
The automotive industry needs people who are ready to take on new challenges. Technicians must begin to train in this technology not only for upcoming changes but also for existing ones.
Being part of the first network of specialists in electric vehicles not only gives them more prestige but also opportunities and experience.
Professional course in diagnosis and maintenance of electric cars
On the other hand, on October 31, the final phase of the COP26 climate summit was held, in which several topics were negotiated in Mexico, including financing to combat global climate change.
Some of the factors driving this outcome in the automotive industry are the existing incentives to buy and own electric cars, as I mentioned in a previous blog, why some of the benefits of training electric car owners are null for mobility during rush hours.
Other major statistics in our region show that hybrid and electric car sales in Brazil reached 19,745 in 2020. Mexico itself has the largest number of hybrid cars, while Chile has more buses with electric cars for public transport.
The set of incentives for electric mobility adopted in several countries in the region is bearing fruit. Several companies in the sector have already launched or plan to launch models to participate in the electromobility market.
Currently, the market for 100% electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles remains predominantly of brands such as BMW, Mercedes Benz, Volvo, Porsche, Tesla. However, another challenge is to add a greater offer of models at more accessible prices, aimed at mass segments.