The international forum for debate on the future of mobility and the automotive sector, MOW FORUM Andalucía 2022, brought together more than 40 panellists at the Palacio de Congresos de Sevilla-FIBES 2, where they discussed various topics on current affairs, challenges and the consequences that the 2030-2050 Agenda and the European Green Deal may have on the users.
Representatives from the national and international administration, manufacturers and mobility users exchanged ideas and reflections on the regulatory framework, on the different types of current and future energy, on competition as a test bench for manufacturers and energy companies, and on the circular economy.
Among the authorities who took part were the Vice-President of the European Commission, Valdis Dombrovskis; the Director General for Energy of the European Commission, Cristina Lobillo; the Minister for Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, Raquel Sánchez; the President of the Regional Government of Andalucía, Juanma Moreno; the Mayor of Seville, Antonio Sánchez; the Director General of UNITAR (UN), Álex Mejía; the former President of Mexico and President of the FIA Commission on Sustainability, Felipe Calderón; the President and COO of Hyundai Motor Company, José Muñoz; the Vice President of R&D of Toyota Europe, Gerald Killmann; the Director of Mobility and New Commerce of Cepsa, Pierre-Yves Sachet; the Director General of Traffic, Pere Navarro; the CEO of Dorna, Carmelo Ezpeleta; and the President of RACE and of the Organising Committee of MOW FORUM Andalucía, Carmelo Sanz.
Among the ideas that have been developed in the nine panels, the Organising Committee has drawn up a series of conclusions that aim to inspire regulators and the sectors involved in the development of new mobility.
Specifically, the following conclusions have been reached:
FIRST.- MOW FORUM Andalucía has become a disruptive meeting against the predominant position that aims to promote the electric vehicle as the only alternative in the process of decarbonisation.
SECOND: The key to the present and future of mobility lies in the use and development of different decarbonised energies.
THIRD – It will not be possible to achieve the climate neutrality objectives proposed for 2050 with electric vehicles alone.
FOURTH – The use of private vehicles should not be penalised, and their responsible use should be integrated into all types of environments together with other modes of transport.
FIFTH.- It is necessary to count on the users of mobility, taking into account their needs and involving them in the process of transition to a new mobility model, in order to advance in the fulfilment of the climate neutrality objectives.
This discussion forum was conceived with the aim of becoming an international meeting of the mobility and automotive sector. As planned from the beginning, the edition of MOW FORUM Andalucía 2023 will be held in the city of Malaga.