Spain needs an inclusive mobility plan


According to the car employers grouped in «Neutral In Motion», citizens need minimum security when choosing how and where to circulate

We are at a disruptive moment where innovation is combined with technology to implement mobility solutions that care for the planet and the problem of
climate change. The automotive sector, a leader in advanced technology and a proactive player in society, has developed models with two, three, four or more wheels to transport passengers and goods in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way. Vehicles that contribute to the transformation of our spaces into clean, safe and sustainable environments, adapted to multimodal and inclusive mobility.

Despite the unfavorable socio-economic and geopolitical situation, all agents in the automotive value chain, present at NIM, continue to invest in
innovation and sustainability. Our companies devote hundreds of millions of euros to the development and adaptation of their vehicles and services to the new clean mobility, thus contributing not only to reducing emissions, but also to preserving our jobs and quality of life.

The various administrations must take into account that decarbonising mobility does not happen in one click. the countless
companies and SMEs immersed in facilitating citizens’ right to mobility, they should facilitate their ecological transition. And citizens need minimal security when choosing how and where they want to circulate.

The “Spanish style” mobility model deserves a minimum uniformity of regulations, in which, taking into account the different realities and territorial needs, common criteria are established that do not hinder the smooth exercise of mobility. Spain deserves
a national regulation that shows its citizens the way forward, regardless of the geographical point from which they move. This would simplify the number of regulations, facilitate procedures and accelerate the promotion of new mobility. That is why it is also necessary to establish a unitary regulation of minimums for the Low Emission Zones (ZBE). Law 7/2021 of 20 May on Climate Change and Energy Transition stipulates that from 1 January 2023, all Spanish municipalities with more than 50,000 inhabitants must have a ZBE. It would be reasonable that the ZBE and
associated restrictionsshould focus on the most polluting park, which is also the oldest.

In the same way, local entities should learn that all mobility options the individual has in a city are positive, as long as they make progress in decarbonisation. Your car, your motorcycle, your light vehicle, share the above, choose a bus or collective transport,
walking or cycling. Citizens must be able to choose from their individual freedom how they move, increasingly opting for clean vehicles. Because decarbonization requires a multimodal and sustainable mobility model, but not a model that conflicts with vehicles. Something that would also be very damaging to social and territorial inclusion.

* Neutral In Motion – Circle for a sustainable and forward-looking automotive industry, made up of nine of the most important automotive and vehicle associations in Spain, united for the first time to promote an unprecedented technological transformation and promote a more environmentally sustainable sector that drives the decarbonisation of mobility in Spain. Arturo Pérez de Lucia, General Manager of AEDIVE; Jaime Barea, Corporate Director of GANVAM; José López-Tafall, ANFAC General Manager; Juan Luis Barahona, Executive President of FENEVAL; Marta Blázquez, Executive Vice-President of FACONAUTO; José María Riaño, General Secretary of ANESDOR; José-Martín Castro Acebes, President of AER; José Portilla, CEO of SERNAAUTO; and Javier González Pereira, president of ASCABUS.

Source: La Verdad


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