Promotion of electric vehicles in the Principality of Asturias

FAEN is working on the promotion of Electric Vehicles, encouraging the use of more efficient fuels and, in return, expecting a reduction of polluting gas emissions, the modernisation and efficiency improvement of the regional energy sector and the generation of new jobs

Based on a situation where industry and coal were the main economic activities in the Asturias region, the objective is to achieve a gradual and sustainable transformation of the energy sector in Asturias that additionally enhances the regional industrial activity.

This is why, among other actions, FAEN (the Regional Energy Agency of the Principality of Asturias) is working on the promotion of Electric Vehicles, encouraging the use of more efficient fuels and, in return, expecting benefits such as a reduction of polluting gas emissions, the modernisation and efficiency improvement of the regional energy sector as well as the generation of new jobs.

Recently, FAEN has created a roundtable gathering the main regional stakeholders related to the electricity and car sector (enterprises, associations and other institutions) to promote the use of electric vehicles. In these meetings, different opportunities and possible concerns are discussed.

At the moment, the regional government and FAEN have achieved the development of a basic network of charging points (less than 50km between charging stations), the analysis of the locations and a publicprivate collaboration for its development. FAEN is currently developing 61 public access charging points.

The next steps are: the creation of a Cantabric corridor from the north of Spain to other European connections and the development of a demonstrative project in which an electric vehicle charging station isolated from the grid and with battery storage will be created to find out whether it can be replicated in other places. To promote dissemination, the First International Congress of ultrafast charge was organised. FAEN is also the owner of a photovoltaic flower charging point that is being moved to different places in order to show it to citizens at different events.

 

 


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Spain
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Asturias
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www.faen.es
Organisation Name Position Contact
FAEN María Jesús Rodríguez Dorronsoro miren@faen.es