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Electric mobility is much more than just a car

Brands such as Tesla, BMW or Renault are normally the centre of attention presenting their latest electric models. But the mobility revolution goes beyond this and questions the point of car ownership.

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.

“Pollution causes 30,000 premature deaths in Spain each year”

Moving towards sustainable mobility

Electric vehicles are leading the way in the war against pollution. But it doesn’t take an expert to know that simply changing internal combustion engines for electric motors is not enough. The figures issued by the National Statistics Institute and the Traffic Department are frightening:

  • 25 years ago, there were 30 million people of driving age in Spain. Today there are less than 40 million people of driving age.
  • 25 years ago, around 16 million vehicles were on Spanish roads (including passenger cars, motorbikes, buses, trucks…). Today there are more than 32 million vehicles on Spanish roads.

In other words; while the number of people of driving age has “only” increased by 10 million, the number of vehicles on the road has increased by 16 million. That means 0.8 vehicles per inhabitant of driving age.

Does every family really need to have various cars that, very often, are used by just one person to drive around cities?

 

Are you ready for the revolution?

Fleets of shared vehicles that you hop in, use and then leave. Cars that drive themselves. Cities in which the freaks with a complex are cars, because the city belongs to bicycles. Countries in which petrol vehicles are not allowed. This is what lies ahead in the future, are you ready?

We recommend that you take a quick test to see if electric mobility is designed for you:

“Does it really make sense for everyone to own a car?”
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