Gustavo Petro proposed that, via resolution, gasoline stations be forced to install charging points for electric vehicles – credit EFE/EPA/Filip Singer
President Gustavo Petro took advantage of recent figures from the National Association of Sustainable Mobility, Andemos, which indicate that the market for hybrid and electric vehicles grew by 27%, to launch the proposal that would force service stations to install electric charging points in your instalations. Or even, to begin the construction of “electrolineras”.
With the figures revealed by Andemos, the notable performance of hybrid and electric technologies in the automobile market was demonstrated, with a total of 2,909 registered units. This segment covered the categories of electric vehicles, with 325 units, which increased by 153.9%; 290 plug-in hybrids, with an increase of 17.4%, and 2,294 non-plug-in hybrids, with an increase of 15%.
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According to the president, this requirement would be processed via resolution and would be made in response to the positive evolution in the hybrid and electric vehicle market:
“This positive evolution of the electric and hybrid vehicle market in Colombia must be responded to by a resolution that makes the construction of electric charging stations or electric stations mandatory at gasoline stations,” the president wrote through his personal account Twitter)
Gustavo Petro celebrated the increase in registrations for hybrid and electric vehicles – credit Social networks petrogustavo /
Following this guideline, the Ministry of Mines and Energy issued a resolution that establishes the interoperability conditions for public access charging stations for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.
In this document, known by Publimetro, it is specified that all fuel service stations must be linked to the management system of charging service providers for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, also known as CPO – for its acronym in English. , Charge Point Operators-.
“As applicable, through an open communication protocol, either the latest version of the Open Charging Point Protocol (OCPP) or an equivalent standard issued by the International Organization for Standardization – ISO,” reads the document, reviewed by the aforementioned media.
Regarding the management of publicly accessible charging stations, it has been stipulated that all charging service providers for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, known as CPOs, must, at a minimum, have implemented and maintain the latest version of the OCPI Open Charging Point Interface.
According to the information provided by the Single National Transit Registry, RUNT, and calculations made by the National Association of Sustainable Mobility – Andemos, in September a total of 15,611 new vehicle registration plates were registered, which represents a contraction of 34.7 %, evidencing a slight recovery compared to the same month of September 2022. Likewise, this figure represents an improvement compared to the 40% contraction trend that had been maintained during the last quarter.
At the end of September, the accumulated total of new registrations so far this year stood at 134,500 units, which represents a reduction of 31.2% compared to the same period of the previous year. If an analysis of the seasonally adjusted annual rate is considered, a market of around 188,000 units is projected by 2023, although this estimate shows a negative trend in the automobile market.
Regarding automobile brands, the growth generated by Mazda and Nissan during September is notable, registering positive increases in their sales. Mazda reached a total of 1,575 units sold, representing an increase of 31.3%, while Nissan managed to sell 974 units, reflecting an increase of 30.6%.
On the other hand, the Volkswagen brand faced the largest contraction, with a sales volume of 558 units, representing a significant decrease of 62%. This decrease in sales led Volkswagen to occupy ninth place in the ranking of the ten best-selling brands during the month.