The General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises (CGEM) presented, on Thursday, the results of the study on electric mobility aimed at contributing to the development of a national roadmap for electric and sustainable mobility.
The study, presented in the presence of the president of the CGEM, Chakib Alj, the Vice-president of the Green Economy Commission of the confederation, Badr Ikken, as well as public and private actors, was launched by the Confederation, in partnership with the Embassy of the Netherlands in Morocco and the Dutch Enterprise Agency, indicates a press release from the CGEM.
The objective of this study was to contribute to the development of a concerted national roadmap relating to electric and sustainable mobility, which will serve as a basis for defining the necessary public policies, while preparing Moroccan companies for the changes in course in this sector and by bringing out a suitable local offer, affecting at the same time infrastructures, industry and services, specifies the same source.
Indeed, the transport sector makes massive use of vehicles running on fossil fuels, consumes 38% of the country’s final energy and ranks 3rd among greenhouse gas (GHG) emitting sectors with more than 16 % of total emissions.
This approach to sustainable mobility thus has significant economic advantages and will limit Morocco’s energy dependence on third countries, while reducing GHG emissions and contributing to the achievement of our country’s sustainable development objectives and to consolidate its position as a leader in renewable energies.
The results of this study on electric mobility revolve around several points. These include the democratization of electric vehicles accompanied by policies aimed at stimulating demand and reducing financial barriers to adoption, through time-limited tax and non-tax incentives. However, a gradual scheme for the implementation of these provisions must be envisaged to avoid any disruption of State finances.
The study also recommended the coverage of the entire territory in charging infrastructures, and the development of a national program in this direction, while promoting local manufacturing, and the development of a national industrial base for the production and recycling of batteries, as well as for the production and installation of charging stations for electric vehicles. This initiative could constitute a new integrated industrial sector for the country, which could generate jobs, income and attract more foreign investors.
The study also focused on the adaptation of the national electricity system to absorb the additional demand generated by electric mobility, with the concomitant implementation of demand management measures, and on the importance of multi-party governance via the creation of a national commission bringing together the various stakeholders from the public, industrial and academic sectors. This commission will have, in particular, the mission of monitoring the progress of the implementation of the action plan defined, by mutual agreement between the stakeholders and a certain number of performance indicators.
These recommendations, continues the press release, will be at the heart of the action of the CGEM and its public and private partners, adding that a new impetus will be given to the work accomplished by soon launching a second phase of this study. This new stage will cover all aspects of sustainable mobility and will focus, in particular, on public transport and intermodality, land use planning, smart mobility, the adoption of alternative fuels, etc., concludes the same source. .
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