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lunes 24 de enero de 2022
More than 10 Argentinian municipalities will tender for electric vehicles in March
Through the Argentine Network of Municipalities against Climate Change (RAMCC) trusteeship, local governments will jointly call for tenders for the incorporation of electric skateboards, electric bicycles and cars.
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As reported by Portal Movilidad, the Argentine Network of Municipalities against Climate Change (RAMCC) trusteeship, will finally carry out a tender for electric vehicles, although it was delayed for a few months due to the impact of the pandemic.

The trust is made up of more than 20 municipalities, including Rosario, Godoy Cruz, Neuquén, Surgentes, Avellaneda, Marcos Juárez, General Alvear, Saliquello, Reconquista, Bell Ville, Villa Eloisa, Rauch, Carmen de Patagones, Arequito, Centeno, Arteaga, Soldini, Uranga, Los Molles, Llambi Campell, San Carlos, Camilo Aldao, Totoras.

Of these, 12 are interested, four from the province of Santa Fe, two from Mendoza, four from Buenos Aires and two from Cordoba.

The number of vehicles is not yet defined as it will depend on the quotations obtained from the market study that is about to be carried out. The aim is to identify companies, models, segments and technologies available in the country, costs and delivery times.

This time the procurement process would include electric skateboards, electric bicycles and cars.

«It will be the biggest tender we have projected at the moment,» says Alejandro Cejas, coordinator of the RAMCC Trust, in conversation with Portal Movilidad.

The assembly takes place at the end of February and the survey will be carried out during March. As a result, the call for tenders will be made in the first week of April.

Companies will have between 15 and 25 days to submit the documentation. Likewise, before the process begins, meetings will be held with those who have expressed interest in order to analyse the potential for bidders.

«In this market study, one of the fundamental axes is to find models and types of vehicles that are homologated. If this is not the case, there is a legal conflict with local regulations,» he explains.

In addition, talks were held with the Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ADEFA) to add technical support for the preparation of the bidding process.

In this regard, Cejas says: «This collaboration is extremely important because of the representation it entails, it also provides a tinge of neutrality as we are looking for the best technology on the market».

«We have a procurement policy manual that focuses on national production, but when the requirements are only met by foreign companies, it is analysed. We adapt to the requests of the municipalities,» adds the coordinator of the RAMCC Trust.

As for the charging infrastructure, «many of the companies are trading with the stations. Although the conditions will be defined after the survey».