The world of electric vehicles today focuses on leading brands presenting new models, State incentives that disappear within just a few hours because demand is so high (the 15 million euros included in the most recent Movea Plan only lasted one day) and greater facilities for people buying an EV and having charging points installed.
The future of electric vehicles is equally bright: according to the EU forecasts, by 2020 there will be 40,000 public charging points.
But the electric mobility revolution is not simply about changing petrol engines for electric motors. This is not just about electric vehicles. It is about rethinking how we get about and why we get about.
Pollution is marking the way
This is not a horror movie; these are scientific details: we are polluting the air, then we breath in that air and this is slowly killing us. Because of nitrogen dioxide, the ozone and all types of suspended particles (concentrations of fine particles are responsible for reducing life expectancy in Europe by 8 months).
The European Environment Agency estimates that pollution causes 30,000 premature deaths in Spain each year. The exceptional measures implemented to reduce traffic are becoming commonplace in cities such as Madrid and soon older and/or diesel vehicles will not be allowed to enter city centres.