Electric mobility is here to stay, and that is something that the data don’t dispute, as electric car sales in Spain have not stopped growing, in fact, they have increased by 390% in May 2021, and more conventional vehicle companies are joining the energy transition with their new car models.
Without going any further, 29 new electric car models have been presented in Spain in 2021, a figure that is expected to increase in the coming years in pursuit of the goal of reaching 2050 with the complete electrification of the Spanish car fleet.
Spain is not off-track towards this goal, as it is the second most willing country in Europe to buy electric vehicles, according to an Oliver Wyman’s report. Before the outbreak of the pandemic, only 50% of the Spanish population considered this type of vehicle as a first purchase option, a figure that is now close to 73% due to the increase in environmental awareness after the pandemic.
While it is true that in order to achieve the decarbonisation targets set by the PNEIC, Europe, and especially Spain, needs to increase its electric vehicle fast charging infrastructure, as one of the main impediments for the population when choosing electric vehicles over traditional vehicles. The option of fast charging is an increasingly important aspect for future drivers. However, this type of technology is not only dependent on the car, but also on the charging infrastructure, which is growing and developing more and more. Power Electronics is firmly committed to electric mobility, and has dedicated resources and dedication to researching and developing electric vehicle charging solutions.