The Future: Fast Forward group has participated in the eMobility Expo World Congress, the event that was held in Valencia, from March 21 to 23, to discuss innovation for the electrified, autonomous, connected and sustainable mobility industry. The group’s president, Marc Riera, was part of a panel entitled “Strategic Initiatives for Economic Recovery and Transformation (PERTE) as a means of development.” Also participating in the conversation were Rebeca Torró, Minister of Territorial Affairs, Public Works and Mobility of the Generalitat of Valencia; Nella Saborit, General Director of the Agenda and Urban Renewal of the Generalitat de Catalunya and José Maria López, Commissioner for Electric and Connected Vehicles.
Speakers shared their predictions for how the mobility sector will transform and how this change will impact the industry and society. In this sense, the president of Future: Fast Forward indicated that “the group wants to act in the entire chain of the automotive sector to generate a new change in the industry today, with the aim of turning Spain into an electric vehicle center and generate a positive social impact in the future”.
The objectives of PERTE VEC are also listed at the table, among which is to promote investment in infrastructure and technology, as well as authority according to the use in Spain. “We are just at the beginning of what will happen to the electrification of sustainable mobility to achieve the goals of decarbonisation, although there is undoubtedly a lot to be done. In this sense, all the members of the group want to transform our manufacturing processes so that they have a carbon footprint of 0; but we must also talk about the impact in social terms, assured Riera .
The president of the group, Marc Riera, declared that “this process of change in the automotive industry is a great opportunity, which also allows the generation of new highly skilled jobs to be promoted with a great technological aspect. And all these advantages must be transferred to Spanish companies, with a positive impact on our industrial and social fabric and to posterity posterity”. However, Riera mentioned that, although the transformation has already begun, there is still a long way to go and precisely on that road, “the objective of the group is to contribute to the construction of a more competitive and independent country”, emphasizing that. for this we need energy at the same time.
The speakers focused on demonstrating that the public-private collaboration model is a fundamental element to promote and promote the development of projects with great potential in terms of renewal in the country, at a time of profound transformation of industrial paradigms. sector . In this line, Marc Riera highlighted beyond the cooperation model between the private sector and public institutions, “Future: It is quickly becoming an example of how a large number of companies, many of which are transversal to the automotive industry; come together to build a public community. I think capillary group, from companies in 9 autonomous communities, to be a great backbone in terms of social and economic impact. These companies must develop 86 projects that aim to be the foundation of a future in which mobility will be very different from what we have known so far”.
In this context, determined by the limited resources, the companies of Member Future: Fast Forward have joined together around the pillars of mobility, sustainability, electrification and the future. The common goal of the electrification of Spanish mobility begins today so that future generations live in an environment with a lower carbon footprint in Spain.
86 projects that have already been launched under the umbrella of Future: Fast Forward will impact the entire VEC value chain, from manufacturing processes to digitization. At the same time, Future: Fast forward to the next generation will promote new job opportunities and leading technologies, helping to improve the country’s competitiveness and business modernization. This business plan will provide more than 145,000 jobs in the automotive industry and contribute 2.400 million euros in taxes and social security contributions.