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miércoles 13 de abril de 2022
Pérez de Lucía on the PERTE: «There could be a bottleneck due to lack of management»
The Director General of AEDIVE gives his views on the PERTE of the electric and connected vehicle, which opened its call for applications on 1 April, setting out certain guidelines to be taken into account.
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The Strategic Project for the Recovery and Economic Transformation of the Electric and Connected Vehicle (PERTE_VEC) envisages the participation of several companies through consortia.

These will be made up not only of large manufacturers but also of at least 40% of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

«I don’t think that the question is not how PERTE is planned, but rather its governance and the capacity of the state to manage the processing and evaluation of the projects presented,» says Arturo Pérez de Lucía.

The Director General of the Business Association for the Development and Promotion of Electric Mobility (AEDIVE) told Portal Movilidad España that «a bottleneck could be created» if there is a lack of management.

The budget volumes for the PERTE VEC are high, some 2.75 billion euros will be administered in this programme alone.

«The work for the central administration is going to be extraordinary in the coming months, so public-private collaboration will continue to be fundamental,» says Pérez de Lucía.

The government will have until the end of the year to evaluate the different proposals, as it is a plan to which projects are submitted on a competitive basis.

From 3 May, the central administration will be reviewing each of the proposals submitted and then announcing the approved ones, and the PERTE VEC will begin to take shape in an effective manner.

«These plans are aimed at a profound industrial transformation, so we will see the results in the medium term, at least», says the Director General of AEDIVE.

The Association is working on the development of a PERTE VEC that could become two projects and «they hope that they come together and can be successful».

Pérez de Lucía comments that if this scenario comes about, «it will give a boost to the industrial development of light electric vehicles in Spain».

On new plans

At the moment in Spain there are already four plans in force, including all the Moves plans, and five if we add Moves II, which has not been fully awarded.

Sources told Portal Movilidad that new aid or incentives for electric mobility could be in the pipeline, but there is nothing official at the moment.

«What we have to do, administrations and companies, is to work so that this plan bears fruit, but not to get lost in more plans when we still have this one open», says Pérez de Lucía.

So far, there are Moves III, Moves Flotas, Moves Singulares and the aforementioned PERTE VEC.

Regarding PERTE in particular, the Director of AEDIVE adds that he sees «interest and concern» on the part of the companies «because these recovery plans are an opportunity that is passing in front of the door of many».

He also adds that many of them «see in their implementation an opportunity to carry out projects that might not otherwise see the light of day».