The 4th Nissan Forum, which has been recently held, is becoming one of the reference events in terms of sustainable mobility. To this appointment have been invited a good number of personalities of both the Japanese brand and in the political sphere, the main actors who have something to say in the transformation that is suffering the sector. As you can expect, electricity was the main protagonist in this interesting day.
The day began with people commenting on recent news. The European Parliament voted in favor of a reduction of CO2 emissions of 20% by 2025 and 40% by 2030. Very ambitious objectives (and described as excessive by some manufacturers) that were explained directly by the Action Commissioner for Climate and Energy of the European Commission, Miguel Arias Cañete. It was one of the most interesting presentations and it was emphasized that there is a lot of work to be done if those goals are to be achieved within the deadline to avoid penalties. One of the fields that need more improvements is the infrastructure, we currently have 1,754 recharge points and to be up to date in the 2030 framework would require around 220,000 public recharging points.
The European Commissioner believes that the transport sector has to reduce its emissions intelligently and efficiently. It only makes sense if the electricity used comes from renewable sources, one of the points that most concerns the general public. The renewable electrification figure would have to be 80% (the remaining could come from nuclear and other sources) so that the objectives can be met with guarantees. The Fourth Nissan Forum followed with some interesting interventions and some discussion tables that helped draw conclusions. One of the main ones is that it is necessary for all actors to go in the same direction and make things easier for users. Institutions, companies and media have to start working together to show the advantages and disadvantages of electric mobility. During the event, some votes were collected in this regard. Another interesting intervention that put a dose of reality in this area was that of Francisco Carranza, director of Nissan Energy Services. The energy specialist affirmed that there had to be a deep renovation of the electric network, since the current one would not be able to support the load of electric cars that apply for European targets. He also made special in the second use of batteries and in that the vehicles could also contribute to the electricity grid and to self-consumption.
The electric also has an economic advantage for the user, so that the disposable income of citizens could grow about 2,000 euros on average. For the industry we have already commented that productive investments could be attracted and for the environment it could be possible to reduce CO2 emissions by 92% and NOx emissions by 89% by 2050. In the short term, there is still the task to be done. New Movalt Plan (approved with a budget of 66 million euros) to help the user to purchase an electric car. Do not forget that about 19% of the population has considered that purchase option.