SQM, Blink and Porsche will Focus on Sustainable Lithium Production and Charging Infrastructure Development in LatAm.

The decarbonization measures implemented across the automotive sector by different governments to comply with the Paris Agreement commitments are opening doors to a greater boom for sustainable mobility. By 2030, electric vehicles are expected to account for 70% of the industry’s demand, according to forecasts by research provider BloombergNEF (BNEF).

Under this premise, BNEF points out that before the end of 2030, the supply of Lithium-ion batteries will increase tenfold. Accordingly, SQM (Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile), one of the largest Lithium producers, will play a leading role regarding the sustainable production of this precious metal, a topic that will be addressed at the 10th Latin American Sustainable Mobility Summit.

The Vice-President of Technology and Environment of SQM, Alejandro Bucher, will be in charge of unveiling the current practices and future measures to be implemented by his company to achieve a “greener” lithium.

The discussion will be a suitable scenario for discussing the development of charging and battery infrastructure in South America, an area where the charging station provider, Blink Charging, will be present through Senior Director, Juan Carlos Barahona; while the manufacturer of electric vehicle chargers, Wallbox, will be represented by their Regional Manager for Latam, Diego Martins.

Additionally, the company Enel X, also a charging infrastructure generator, will provide all the experience acquired in the industry. The company is known for being one of the main suppliers of electric charging stations in Chile and Colombia.

At the beginning of 2021, the automotive giant Porsche estimated to supply some 300 charging points in the region. To provide an update on the efforts in this area and projections for 2030, the German brand will be represented by Vicente José Díaz Parro, Commercial Manager of the company.

Porsche, as a manufacturer of electric vehicles, announced that the charging infrastructure installation is the basis for the community to increase confidence and purchase non-polluting cars.

Therefore, the panel will have a timely chain linking Lithium production for battery development, charging infrastructure and the vision of a global electric car manufacturer.

The virtual meeting will take place on the opening day of the 10th Latin American Sustainable Mobility Summit on Wednesday, October 6, which will be opened by the Minister of Transport and Public Works of Ecuador, Marcelo Cabrera.

The moderator will be the president of the Association of Electric Vehicles of Chile (AVEC), Andrés Barentin. To check schedules and register for the Summit free of charge, go to www.latamobilitysummit.com.

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