THE European Commission has slammed the Spanish government for its ‘very limited’ plans to promote environmentally-friendly cars.
In a new report criticising Spain’s efforts to go green, the Commission says not enough resources are being allocated for long-term plans to encourage car manufacturers to meet goals set by the EU.
This comes after the government announced a €35 million cash injection, under the MOVALT plan, to promote alternative cars in Spain.
However, the Commission feels these initiatives do not go far enough, describing them as ‘very limited in time and budget’.
And say not including the number of charging points in their plans for 2020 is a ‘violation of a basic requirement of a directive’.
At present, the EU has 118,000 public charging points for electric vehicles, while in Spain there are 12,883 and by 2020 they hope to have between 38,000 and 150,000 to reach 2.6 million by 2030
35 million euros is a joke! And only something like 25 million of this is allocated to EVs only.
To setup the whole program cost more in staff salaries and planning costs.
Germany is committing to EVs with over 1 billion euros budget in subsidies. yes, it’s a BILLION with a “B”. Angela Merkel set the goal to bring 1 million electric vehicles on German roads by 2020.
France is aiming to replace 100.000 fossil fuel cars to EVs next years and their EV bonus system is 350+million euro per annum.
from Spain’s ridiculous MOVALT perhaps 6000 electric cars can be purchased with a subsidy at best. It’s just way too little.
Come on Spain, suck it up and show some real support to EVs and don’t just throw a bone to people who really want green cars on the road.