eMobility Expo World Congressthe event that is putting Valencia on the European axis of innovation for the sustainable, autonomous and connected mobility industry, inaugurated its first edition today with the participation of public representatives and big brands such as Ford, Toyota, Iberdrola, Cepsa, Vueling, Air Nostrum or Balearia.

The event, which takes place in Valenceuntil next Thursday, March 23, On its first day, it made clear the commitment of the mobility industry and public administrations to promote more sustainable, accessible and safe models of mobility and freight and passenger transport for citizens.

During the opening ceremony, the President of the Generalitat Valenciana, Ximo Puighighlighted the good moment that the Valencian Community is going through as “an open space that has social dialogue and stability as a key factor for growth, and that is experiencing a moment of effervescence linked to innovation and social prosperity” and continued by stating that “the congress expands all the opportunities we have and reflects our ambition what is to become at the heart of sustainable mobility in southern Europe”.

From the Government of Spain, the Secretary General of Transport and Mobility, Maria Jose Rallo del Olmohighlighted the social component in mobility models, stating that we must place people “at the center of decisions to design services and products focused on responding to your needs”. Rallo emphasized the ministry’s roadmap for future mobility, which he defines as “a mobility that advances towards zero emission vehicles powered by renewable energy. A mobility oriented to the needs of people, articulated around efficient public transport, complemented with active mobility and micromobility and that does not forget the needs of environments in population decline or in rural areas. Digitized mobility to provide a better service, to be more efficient and to respond to major challenges such as last mile delivery”.

For its part, the Valencia City Council, Borja Sanjuan highlighted that Valencia wants to be “the mobility hub because we have a deep respect for the environment and for the people who can make this transformation their life project”.

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