21/01/2020

We joined the 2020 Electromobility Agreement in Chile

Continuing with our bet for electromobility, the brand was part of a public-private alliance that looks to encourage this type of mobility in Chile.

 

January 2020.- MG signed the 2020 Electromobility Agreement promoted by the Chilean government, to work together to increase the offer of electric vehicles in Chile.

 

Minister of Energy, Juan Carlos Jobet; Minister of Transportation, Gloria Hutt; Undersecretary of Energy, Francisco López; Vice-president of CORFO Pablo Terrazas and the Executive Director of the Energetic Sustainability Agency, Ignacio Santelices attended in this opportunity. 

 

This is the third version where this public-private agreement is held in Chile. In this edition, 53 companies and institutions have committed to develop actions to help spread electric mobility in all its areas.

 

“Through its brand Morris Garages, one of SAIC Motor worldwide pillars, is to promote electromobility as one of the technologies helping to achieve cleaner and more sustainable cities. After launching MG ZS EV in Chile, the first 100% electric SUV in the market, one of our next steps is to bring electric cars closer to people”, Germán Zapata comments, Senior Sales & Country Manager of SAIC Motor.

 

MG’s electric SUV has had a great reception in the rest of Europe since it began selling in England mid-2019. On the other hand, vehicle manufacturer SAIC Motor (ranked #39 in Fortune 500) already possess vehicles with autonomous capacity for sale such as Marvel X and are also conducting real tests on streets with cars and 5G technology. 

 

For this year’s agreement, there are six main ideas to work among the involved companies: to increase the offer of electrical vehicles; to incorporate this technology in fleets of self-owned or hired vehicles; to increase the availability of charging stations; to promote electromobility research and human capital development; to develop financing and services alternatives; to provide information for the development of public politics and their spreading.

 

“Bringing electric cars closer to people is a step, but it must go hand in hand with a better charging network, trained personnel and public politics that promote more efficient practices, among others. In this sense, this agreement gathers different actors to make it a reality in the short term”, concludes Zapata.