Petrol prices are 23% higher today than a year ago; transport generates 30% of greenhouse gas emissions
Countries face the challenge of achieving climate neutrality by 2050. In this context, electric mobility is presented as one of the main solutions for descarbonisation, with the aim of achieving cleaner, more sustainable and healthier cities. Petrol prices are 23% higher today than they were a year ago and transport accounts for 30% of greenhouse gas emissions, data that reflect the need to break the dependence on oil and switch to cleaner fuels.
The digital event organised by NOTICIAS DE GIPUZKOA was attended by Mónica Díaz, an expert in the area of Energy Efficiency in Industry and Transport from the Basque Energy Agency, Ane Insausti, general manager of Mubil, Imanol Rego, general manager of Irizar e-mobility, and Javier Coleto, Head of Sustainable Mobility at TECNALIA. For TECNALIA employee Javier Coleto, public-private collaboration is key; a transition that needs to involve everyone with initiatives such as Mubil and the Basque Hydrogen Corridor.
In the first four months of the year, 470 electric vehicles were sold in the Basque Country out of a total of 7,550, which represents 6.2%. Electromobility solutions need to go hand in hand with the deployment of a good infrastructure. As a technology centre, TECNALIA provides knowledge and technological development with the aim of being competitive on an industrial level and taking advantage of all the opportunities that technology offers us.