The Fira de Barcelona has hosted this Friday a conference that has dealt with the impact of changes in mobility on citizens, organized within the framework of this edition of Automobile Barcelona, and in which there was the participation of the Spanish Association of Distribution Employers Vehicles (GANVAM), Catalan There is also the Federation of Employers’ Sellers (Fecvum) and the Federation of Employers that integrates the Federations of Official Dealers (Feconato), as well as the Muvami Soliciones de Móvilidad.
Raúl Palacios, president of GANVAM, has called for a “federation” in the sector “in terms of governance” to achieve a “more competitive and stable structure”. Faconauto Vice President, Agustí García, shared Palacios’ defense and highlighted the work of employers in the development of the sector with actions such as the creation of the Faconauto Women’s Community to attract and promote female talent in the automotive industry .
Jaime Roura, the president of Facavem, has expressed regret at the uncertainty that the sector is currently facing, and recalled that the automotive industry in Spain had its beginnings in Barcelona.
Low emission zone
David Ortega, consultant for Mumvi Mobility Solutions, warns of the disadvantages of the Low Emission Zone (ZBE) as it is currently proposed. The speaker has pointed to the “difficult access to some areas” that it causes, as well as the “uneven” distribution of pollution in cities and the “limitations” that are available to its deployment.
Faced with this situation, Ortega has defended the pursuit of “positive” benefits to encourage fleet renewal, a “singular moratorium” on vehicles labeled B based on their pollution level. Mumvi Adviser also claims that not all emissions neutrality is to be left to the electric vehicle, but to promote “renewal of vehicles” with other combustion vehicles belonging to the “new generation”.
‘E-fuel’ and buying trends
Fernando Miguelez, General Director of GANVAM, has defended the organization’s favorable position towards synthetic fuels (e-fuels), as they provide a sustainable mobility transition without “deployment of new infrastructure” or “refurbishment of entire fleets”. provide convenience.
Ignacio Moya, Director of Public and Legal Affairs at Faconato, introduces the Mobility Preferences and Purchasing Trends 2023 study, which reveals various data on customer habits. Among its results, it is clear that buyers are concerned about aspects such as the price and safety systems of vehicles, but leave the importance of its maintainability in last place. The study ends with the buyer’s desire to have a personal vehicle, with the dealer playing an irreplaceable role in the purchase process.