Silvia Rojas, President of the Latin American Sustainable Mobility Association (ALAMOS), is taking part in the “Ping Pong Mobility” event and is responsible for providing details on one of the most anticipated activities of the year.
The start of the South Cone route will take place in Santiago, Chile, on November 22. The journey will then continue on the 25th in Buenos Aires, and it will begin in Punta del Este on the 26th.
It continues in Sao Paulo until December 2. Finally, Asuncion will have the honor of concluding the event on December 5.
So, the countries featured on this occasion will be, in order: Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, and Paraguay.
It’s important to note that during the electric route in the south, there will be opportunities to engage in various activities.
“In these countries, there will be public events with electric vehicle exhibitions so that people can come, get closer, and see the models we have, not only for cars but also for bicycles,” says Silvia Rojas.
It is also a good opportunity for users to become acquainted with the new electric routes.
The routes in recent years: The evaluation
Throughout the years 2021, 2022, and 2023, different electric routes were carried out in Latin America. However, it is important to reflect: Why these journeys?
“It’s an effort from all sectors: public, private, governments, association partners in each country, associations, and the media,” emphasizes the Executive Director of ASOMOVE regarding the road project.
The start of this journey was the first route in San Jose, Costa Rica in 2021.
A year later, it was the turn of the Central American Route that went from Guatemala to Panama, passing through Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, and Costa Rica.
After these routes and journeys, Silvia Rojas states: “The goal is one and very clear: to demonstrate that we are ready for the technology.”
But in relation to this, the representative does not lag behind and mentions another crucial point: “Of course, the infrastructure has to continue to grow, and it is part of the objectives of the routes.”
In addition to the first two routes, in the Andean Electric Route that took place in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru, Rojas affirms that “there were very interesting discussions with different approaches in each country.”
These approaches are oriented to the interests of each nation, for example, in Colombia, transportation is prioritized, and in Peru, the economy, industry, and new jobs.
A last route was in the Northern region:
“We just had the Northern route in Guatemala and Mexico, a great announcement because it’s not just about chargers every 230 kilometers between Mexico City and Guatemala City, but also the Central American route that we had to Panama in the charger corridor. Today, we are 10 connected countries.”
Goals achieved in 2023
In the exclusive interview at the event organized by Mobility Portal Group in conjunction with ALAMOS, Silvia Rojas mentions some of the objectives that were achieved this year and what is planned for the future regarding the electric route.
“One of them is the in-person board meeting that we had in Costa Rica, where we were able to not only discuss the topics of interest to us but also review some projects for 2024 that were crucial,” she asserts.
A second aspect highlighted by the director was achieved through the Latin American Electric Mobility Congress.
“We had an event where we learned about the electromobility experiences in Norway, India, South Africa, and the United States and what they are doing to achieve their goals,” Rojas explains in line with the future plans of the electric route.
Finally, the interview references a third objective: “Our challenge was to grow as ALAMOS, including the countries of Mexico, El Salvador, and Panama.”
For this reason, it is worth noting that the year began with 11 members and ends with 14.