The Federal Electricity Commission (CFE, as in its Spanish acronym) and the Mexican Association of the Automotive Industry (AMIA) signed a cooperation agreement to promote the use of electric and hybrid vehicles as well as the strategic installation of charging stations. Under the agreement, both parts will promote sustainable mobility and maintain an open dialogue with the various car brands to drive growth in this market locally.
Energy Secretary and Chairman of the Board of Directors of CFE Pedro Joaquin Coldwell said that this agreement joins forces between CFE and AMIA to promote infrastructure of electric charging points and manufacture of electric and hybrid cars, that proves the environmental commitment of parties involved. He added that this public policy shared by the government and businesses will contribute to meeting the UN climate change goals.
Moreover, the general director of the CFE, Enrique Ochoa Reza said that thanks to the energy reform, CFE begins a new stage in its history that brings new business opportunities and collaborations with other industries, such as automotive. He commented that in a world that is increasingly aware of environmental care, electric and hybrid cars represent the next step for consumers and for the automotive industry.
He also announced that CFE may install specific and independent meters in private homes for recharging electric and hybrid cars, in order to prevent recharge from affecting home users’ electric bills. He also reported that after an analysis of future demand growth, made along with AMIA, CFE decided to allocate a central generator of renewable energy to power charging stations across the country.