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Mexican association created to promote use of electric vehicles

Mexico City, Mexico — A Mexican association has been created that will promote the use of electric vehicles in the country. The announcement came on the second day of the Latam Mobility: Mexico 2023 meeting.

The meeting served as the stage for the formal presentation of the Mexican Association to Promote Electric Vehicles (AMIVE), which aims to represent and lead a unified voice regarding the policies and regulations that will strengthen the expansion of electromobility in the country.

During the meeting held at the World Trade Center in Mexico City, appointed President Francisco Cabeza called to lead an agenda focused on electromobility representatives of associations and companies linked to sustainable mobility.

Francisco Cabeza, President of the Asociación Mexicana de Impulso al Vehículo Eléctrico (AMIVE) indicated that “the objective of this new organization is to link diverse actors, trigger common reflections on our challenges, and be a source of shared solutions to solve them.”

The electric mobility ecosystem is one of the most complex in the contemporary world, and understanding it comprehensively is essential, he said.

“AMIVE does not seek to be just another association but rather to be the association that truly and rapidly integrates the ecosystem of electric vehicles which does not limit itself to the automotive industry, but rather expands to electric manufacturing, software development, training from drivers and fleet managers, to energy generation and storage,” he explained.

During the presentation, Cabeza said that Mexico has enormous potential for transformation. “Currently, the transportation sector is responsible for 25 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the country, and almost half of these emissions are generated by cargo and delivery fleets which represent just one in five vehicles in Mexico, just under 11 million vehicles in circulation.

“Today, the transition of these fleets represents the simplest way to contribute significantly to the reduction of emissions. Better regulation, greater certainty, lower costs will always be desirable, but they are not necessary.

“We have everything right now for a company to move its fleets to electric mobility,” he said.

Cabeza pointed out that the organization seeks to promote change in the country, recognizing the severity of climate change that threatens life and the diversity of species.

He also recognized the importance of advancing misinformation and lack of training, so AMIVE will seek to build spaces for dialogue for members of the ecosystem, and serve as a bridge with the public sector in Mexico.

Among AMIVE ‘s first services will be to offer newsletters with timely and useful information about the electric mobility ecosystem in Mexico and North America and develop and make available to companies and entrepreneurs a comprehensive training and education program in electric mobility,” he said.

:We have to build a common knowledge base. Facilitate access to information and bring companies concerned about their emissions closer to the most viable, effective and profitable solutions to reduce their carbon footprint,” he added.

AMIVE is the first organization in Mexico dedicated to the promotion of electric vehicles and sustainable mobility.