ENIDE participated in the presentation of the Spanish PERTE for connected electric vehicles by the Spanish Ministry of Industry and SMEs on 22nd September 2021 in Vigo, Spain.
Strategic Projects for the Economic Recovery and Transformation (known by their Spanish acronym PERTE) are one of the major instruments of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan in Spain. The PERTE for connected electric vehicles was approved last July and was presented yesterday to public authorities and private companies in the field of electric mobility in vigo, Spain.
The General Director of Industry and SMEs, Mr. Galo Gutiérrez, highlighted the strategic importance of strategic projects for the economic recovery and transformation, since they foster several initiatives connecting public and private efforts in the field of automation. The industrial value chain in this field is evolving towards increased complexity, involving several actors such as energy providers, connected and automated vehicles technologies, MaaS, infrastructure operators, etc.
This complexity was reflected in the participation to this event. The 15 administrations meeting with the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism were: the Generalitat de Catalunya, the Generalitat Valenciana, the Government of Aragon, the Junta de Castilla y León and the Xunta de Galicia / IGAPE, Municipalities of Castellolí, Zaragoza, Valladolid and Vigo, the Pontevedra Provincial Council, as well as the Consortiums of the Barcelona Free Zone and the Vigo Free Zone and the Port of Alicante. They were also joined by the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) and the National Cybersecurity Institute (INCIBE), both entities with a strategic role due to the importance of road safety and cybersecurity. In addition, 21 companies and entities of the private consortium led by Cellnex Telecom, with the support of Grant Thornton, participated: RENAULT, CEGASA, ANFAC, SERNAUTO, Fundación Ibercaja, Fundación ONCE, CTAG, IDIADA, CTTC, BSC-CNS, IThinkUPC, Parcmotor Castellolí, ENIDE Solutions, Optare 5G, Nearby Computing, Madcoms Networks, Eurocybcar, Project, S2 Grupo. Finally, the Stellantis Group, Seat, Gestamp, ZF_Dalphi Metal, Magna Seating, Borgwarner Emission Systems, CEAGA, the Galician Automotive Cluster and ASIME, the Galician Metallurgical Industry Association were also present.
ENIDE is committed to making the shift to connected and automated electric mobility safe, energy-efficient, and driver-friendly. We are fostering connected and electric vehicles, as well as the supporting infrastructure and their social acceptance, in a number of innovation projects with cities, regions, research centers, and leading companies at the international level. In this way, we share the national and international objective of building strategic synergies among several actors of the connected electric vehicles value chain.