By Alex Glenn • 31 August 2021 • 12:55
Almeria to get 4,000 electric charging stations in the next few years Credit: Pixabay
Almeria to get 4,000 electric charging stations in the next few years to match the growing demand for electric cars.
According to forecasts the use of electric vehicles will grow dramatically by the end of this decade. It is expected that over the next few years half the cars seen in Almeria will be powered by electricity, rather than having combustion engines.
Something that may worry people though is the price of electricity, and this could put people off from making the swap to electric cars.
One expat reader told EWN, “At the moment with the cost of electricity I cannot afford to swap to an electric car, so I am sticking with petrol for now”.
To cope with the predicted increase in electric vehicles the Spanish Association of Car and Truck Manufacturers (ANFAC) and the Federation of Car Dealers (Faconauto) have come up with a plan which will see the number of recharging points increased dramatically over the next few years.
The plan has been passed over to the Ministry for Ecological Transition and Democratic Challenge (MITERD). The plan proposes that the number of recharging points for trucks, cars and vans will carry on increasing in order to create a recharging network that can meet demand.
At the moment Almeria has only around 100 recharging points but by the end of the decade this is expected to grow just over 4000. It is expected that by 2030 recharging points will be available throughout the province.
As reported by La Voz de Almeria, “The aim is to match the installation of recharging points with the increase in sales of vehicles powered by electricity, so that, according to estimates made by both the Ministry and the manufacturers’ and distributors’ organisations, by 2023 Almeria would already have 761 vehicle recharging points, plus another two located on the Autovia del Mediterraneo.”
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Originally from the UK, Alex is based in Almeria and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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