The Minister of Business and Labor of the Generalitat, Roger Torrent, assured that although Volkswagen is setting up its battery plant in Sagunta (Valencia), Catalonia is “seeking to capture all the other” stages of the electric vehicle production process, and emphasizes that Seat Energy’s test center is a key project in this regard. Martorelle (Barcelona).
In an interview with the 3/24 channel, he recalled that Perth’s own bases “are difficult to concentrate all stages of the electric vehicle value chain in a given area,” since they require the participation of at least two.
He advocated that the Catalan car company Silence is “key and very important for the country in the transition to electric mobility” and hopes to be able to take advantage of all opportunities in this regard.
For the minister, this Friday’s Nissan Works Council meeting is the company’s “last step in reindustrialization.”
The company reaffirmed its commitment to “creating jobs and native technologies that help the entire ecosystem, which has had a very significant impact on Nissan’s closure,” and added that the EV projects involve creating an EV hub that will help the entire ecosystem. ancillary industries.
612 million foreign investment
Asked if Catalonia is more attractive to investors, he replied that the opposite is true, because last year Catalonia attracted a total of 612 million euros of foreign investment, “record, the highest numbers.”
The minister explained that 2 out of every 3 euros of foreign investment is in the industrial sector, which, according to him, makes Catalonia a competitive territory.
He also argued that Catalonia should play a key role in renewable energy because green hydrogen “is an alternative energy that has a long way to go in the future.”
Regarding the rise in prices, he stressed that the crisis caused by the war in Ukraine “cannot leave the same scars as the crisis of 2008”, in response to which he asks for different recipes, with expansive and social policies that put people at the center of all decisions.
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