The Generalit of Catalonia has announced the adoption of a new strategic plan that will boost the purchase of electric vehicles in the Catalan region. The project, which will begin this year and be completed in 2019, to multiply by six electric vehicle charging points in Catalonia. More than 21,000 of charging stations that facilitate the task of this type of vehicle drivers and it will help also increases the presence of electric cars in the cities of the autonomous region.
The Strategic Plan for the development of charging for electric vehicles (PIRVEC) infrastructure is backed by an investment of around 5.8 million euros. An amount that will go from 4,000 to 21.400 points of recharge. Thus, multiplying nearly by six stations dedicated to this service they expect also multiply the demand for electric cars to Catalonia as a region more committed to this type of car.
Catalonia will pass offer 42 semirapida points to 400 points. Similarly install 42 fast-charging points. The measure that seeks to promote the growth of this market they will be 2.6 million euros in grants of up to 50% for the installation of points in private areas. And is the promotion of electric car goes for giving facilities to users installing charging points in, amongst other areas, community parking.
The autonomous region aims to give a firm guarantee of energy supply to the users of electric vehicles. Even though Catalonia already offers about 4,000 points of recharge, a high figure if we take into account that just 5,000 electric roll on our roads. In addition, most of the electric vehicles that are sold in our country go to fleets of public or private services.
Despite the fact that this segment to grow, Spain not even can compare with other countries of the European Union where the presence of this type of cars is much stronger. In Norway a fifth of vehicles sold are electric and in the Netherlands, with a share of 9.8%, electric mobility have also very present.
Source – Generalitat de Catalunya