Requests to improve the reliability of the public recharging network
BARCELONA, Nov. 14 (EUROPA PRESS) -
The CEO of Wallbox, Enric Asunción, has lamented that the amounts of the Strategic Project for the Recovery and Economic Transformation (Perte) of the Electric and Connected Vehicle (VEC) "are not enough".
He said this Monday in a meeting organized by Foment del Treball and PwC, together with the president of the employers' association, Josep Sánchez Llibre, and the partner responsible for PwC in Catalonia, Ignacio Marull.
Asunción has pointed out that "you can bet more" on this sector and has recalled that the automotive and components sector has a long history in the Spanish economy.
"If we really want to continue making a rapid transformation and be positioned first as a country, to be the first, it is necessary to increase the amounts", he pointed out.
He assured that the Spanish industry has the capacity to lead the electrical transformation of the sector throughout the world and welcomed Volkswagen's decision to install the battery plant in Sagunto (Valencia).
Asunción has pointed out that "there are problems" in the reliability of public charging points due to old chargers or those that do not work and that it is necessary to install charging points that have the necessary power quickly.
He explained that the requirements to install them have been tightened and that the new ones must ensure an operating time of 95%, when the average is currently 70%, so "the regulator does a good job with the requirements it makes."
He explained that the demand for fast charging points in Europe would make it possible to occupy the entire production of the factory that the company has in Barcelona during the coming year and has predicted that in two or three years the charging network will be "good".
Asunción explained that Wallbox has "many options" to make acquisitions, and that it is especially focused on companies with specific technologies and specialized teams that can be applied to their products.
He has said that he does not foresee acquisitions of competitors or large companies, but of specific products that may be interesting for his portfolio.