Chihuahua moves forward in electromobility
CHIHUAHUA – Given the current global restructuring of value chains, nearshoring represents a growth opportunity for the coming years, and the state of Chihuahua is looking to diversify and lead in the industry.
Although Chihuahua is making progress to position itself as a pioneer in electromobility, challenges remain, such as the development of public policies, infrastructure, labor force, incentives and greater promotion.
Experts explained that given the current global restructuring of value chains, nearshoring represents an opportunity for growth in the coming years, which is why the state seeks to diversify and lead in the electromobility industry.
For Francisco González, president of the National Auto Parts Industry, the generation of talent and the development of infrastructure at a national and local level to detonate this type of projects are priorities that states must keep in mind, because with the arrival of new companies and future requirements (such as charging stations) they will be necessary.
“The concrete challenges are to have a clear idea of the development of people, the development of talent for electromobility. To have good universities, good preparation. What we require at the state level is the facilitation of charging stations, having the possibility of infrastructure and greater accessibility,” he said.
In an interview with El Economista, María Angélica Granados Trespalacios, head of Chihuahua’s Department of Innovation and Economic Development, explained that the local government is developing short, medium and long-term plans for infrastructure.
In energy matters, she recalled, the State Agency for Energy Development was recently created to work with the private sector to develop the infrastructure required by new companies; Chihuahua is the city with the highest demand.