“Electric Route of the Southern Cone”: they promote sustainable mobility

It is necessary to promote the development of sustainable mobility. The Argentine Association of Electric and Alternative Vehicles (Aavea) presented on Saturday, November 25 in Buenos Aires the “Electric Route of the Southern Cone”, an initiative carried out together with relevant organizations from Chile, Uruguay, Brazil and Paraguay to stimulate the development of mobility. sustainable as part of official commitments to promote the energy transition and reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

Thus, the initiative of various organizations affiliated with the Latin American Association of Sustainable Mobility (Alamos) begins the task of creating five routes that connect the entire region and that in the near future will be traveled by 100% electric vehicles.

Currently, this possibility of sustainable mobility in the region faces some difficulties in its implementation, for example the connections of the Lima-Santiago and Mendoza-Córdoba corridor that are not yet complete, but in the participating countries (both government entities and associations), It is estimated that these problems will be resolved in the medium term.

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This requires permission to install high-power charging devices at distances of no more than 200 km (the average range of a medium-sized electric car), which is already available to connect road corridors in the cities of Córdoba, Rosario, San Pedro, Buenos Aires, Chascomús, Las Armas and Mar del Plata.

For this, the platform EV Jungle has created an application through which you can find out with your mobile phone the location of the charging stations in the aforementioned corridors and in the rest of Latin America.

"All these are Argentine talents", emphasized Diego de la Serna, Product Director of the digital entrepreneurship and partner of Aavea, in his statements

The launch of the Southern Cone Power Line took place in Santiago (Chile) on Wednesday, November 22, and three days later the event in Castelar, in the west of the Buenos Aires suburbs, at the Sero Electric facilities, coinciding with the tenth anniversary by Aavea.

The events continued on Sunday, December 26 in Punta del Este, on December 2 there was a presentation in São Paulo and on Tuesday, December 5, the presentation in Asunción ended.

In addition to Aavea, the Chilean Electric Vehicle Association (Avec), the Uruguayan Renewable Energy Association (Auder) participate in the organization; the Brazilian Association of Owners of Innovative Electric Vehicles (Abravei) and the Paraguayan Association of Electric Vehicles (APVE).

Although it is already possible to connect the entire region through the use of plug-in hybrid vehicles, which can be powered by electric batteries from an internal combustion engine, the objective of Álamos and the organizations in each country is to achieve this through sustainable mobility, that is say the use of 100% electric vehicles.

"We believe in smart routes and to do so we understand that we not only have to have chargers, but also be able to influence the entire value chain and thus contribute to the reduction of CO2.”said Daniela Quiroga, Director of the Electrical Services segment at Schneider Electric.

Quiroga believes that ""This type of routes will improve sustainable mobility between countries, but in addition to electric chargers it is necessary to add the necessary infrastructure such as hotels, shopping centers and other facilities.", another service where travelers can charge their vehicles while resting at some of their stops.

For his part, Sergio Álvaro, president of Aavea, warned about the "Lack of continuity"which prevents the country from having the entire route at the moment, as well as the difficulties in carrying out the evaluation of the full range of cargo equipment at the national level.

It should be added that in the so-called 'alternative vehicle park'Purely electric vehicles in Argentina are a minority, with a higher proportion of hybrids and models smaller ones like the Tito that do not have compatible high-power chargers.
The launch in Castelar was intended like this "sensitize"about the need for"redouble efforts"to promote electric mobility both in vehicles and infrastructure, stated Álvaro.

"We must realize that there are very few 100% electric vehicles in the country"; he warned, calling for the importance of a "generation of public policies".

In that sense, he noted that "the participation of charging network companies is sought"to complete the pending sections of the road corridors and that the deputies and senators who will join the legislative chambers as of December 10 take into consideration the project of Electromobility Promotion Law, presented in February of this year.


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