Efforts towards the acceleration of electromobility in Mexico are still in the spotlight. Puebla will invest in infrastructure to promote sustainable mobility, while AMIA is urging the government to incentivize the use of electric and hybrid vehicles. Nissan also announced the arrival of the Nissan Kicks e-POWER and Continental made public its plans to invest in the construction of a new plant in San Luis Potosi.
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Nissan’s e-POWER Technology Arrives in Mexico
Nissan announced the arrival of its e-POWER technology in Mexico during the Nissan Futures event. The Nissan Kicks e-POWER aims to offer a new vehicle segment to the Mexican market. “A new era of Nissan Mexicana starts with the arrival of Nissan Kicks e-POWER. With this technology we reaffirm, once again, our commitment to democratizing electric vehicles and offering a new era in the driving experience,” says José Román, President and Director General, Nissan Mexicana and NIBU. Read the full story here.
Continental Announces US$40 million Plant
Continental announced a US$40 million investment for the construction of a new plant in San Luis Potosi. The plant will start operations in 2024 and will create over 150 jobs. This investment is essential for the company to keep growing in the North America region. Continental already has a plant in San Luis Potosi, which recently celebrated its fifth anniversary and has been essential in the development of Mexico’s automotive industry. Learn more about Continental’s plans here.
Environment, Education, Communities: Top Priorities for GM
General Motors of Mexico shared its social responsibility and sustainability report, detailing the different strategies that the automaker has implemented regarding the environment, quality education and community support. “Our commitment with Mexico goes beyond just becoming the main exporter, employer and buyer of raw materials and services of the automotive industry in the country,” says Francisco Garza, President and Director General, GM of Mexico. The full story in MBN.
AMIA Urges Mexican Government to Incentivize Electromobility
After the publication of the Decálogo de Acciones (Decalogue of Actions) promoted by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the AMIA urged the government to incentivize the use of electric and hybrid vehicles to mitigate CO2 emissions. The AMIA is asking the government to establish public policies and fiscal and non-fiscal incentives for Mexico to be aligned with the global technological change. “We are a manufacturing and exporting country with a global leadership position that we want to maintain,” said José Zozaya, Executive President, AMIA, to MBN.
EV Charger Network Announced for Puebla
The government of Puebla announced the upcoming installation of 43 EV chargers in 17 cities as part of its Plan for the Deployment of Electric Vehicle Chargers. The plan aims to transform Puebla into a benchmark in ecologically sustainable systems and reduce emissions in the state. “Puebla is at the forefront by making a serious commitment to this comprehensive strategy, under the guidance of a policy that promotes mobility and economy in the regions of the state and seeks to reduce polluting emissions, especially in urban centers,” said Olivia Salomón, Minister of Economy of Puebla. Read the full article here.
USMCA Increased Investment in Automotive Industry: USTR
The USMCA has supported the exchange of technology in the automotive industry, according to a Report by the US Trade Representative (USTR) office. “The autos provisions that the US negotiated in the USMCA are supporting investments in new technologies and production, which will create good-paying jobs and benefit workers,” said US Trade Representative Katherine Tai. The full story on MBN.