04 May 2020
To Whom It May Concern:
AVERE is the European association that promotes electromobility and sustainable transport across Europe, having as associated members national associations such asd AEDIVE, the Spanish representative cluster for eMobility.
The coronavirus has impacted the world greatly and will have long-lasting consequences for the recovery of Europe in particular. As a result, we have seen that in Spain, and across Europe, that carmakers and suppliers were forced to close factories. Only in the recent weeks, have plants started to re-open, which will take time to reach full capacity.
In order to address these economic setbacks Europe and key manufacturing countries like Spain in particular, will need economic recovery packages to ensure that the industry is able to bounce back, while maintaining job security of workers.
Yet such a recovery plan should emphasize and maintain the objectives of the European Green Deal. Within this context, Spain’s National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan (PNIEC), which covers from 2021 to 2030, that set the goal of having five million electric vehicles circulating in the country by 2030, is key to ensuring that Spain maintains its transition to zero emission transport.
As such, the imminent adoption of the incentive programme known as MOVES2020 in Spain, is of utmost importance to finance these transport electrification goals, and we therefore express our support to this initiative as it is crucial to boost the eMobility market at this time. Now, more than ever, is the time to send the right signals to the market on one side and to the consumers on the other. In fact, the currently foreseen amount of 65 million euros earmarked to support the sector will be crucial to reach the goals as agreed at both the national and European levels.
It is remarkable that Spain is one of the most committed countries to the goals of the Green Deal to overcome the economic and social challenges facing the European Union and the approval of this incentive plan is a very strong message for all of us.
Philippe Vangeel Secretary General
AVERE – The European Association for Electromobility