After the conclusion of its National Integral Strategy to promote the Electric Vehicle 2010-2014, Spain continues to develop different programs and initiatives to support this technology, considering industrial interests and the promotion of demand and infrastructure deployment.
In this way, the Royal Decree 1053/2014 was approved on 12th September 2014, which stablishes a new Technical Complementary Instruction (ITC) BT 52 «Installations for special uses. Infrastructure for recharging EVs» aimed at adapting the technical instructions of the electrical low voltage regulation to EVs recharging requirements.
In the frame of the former National Strategy to promote Electric Vehicles, programs oriented to promote the acquisition of EVs were especially effective between the years 2011 and 2014, resulting in more than 10,000 EVs sold in Spain at the end of 2014. To continue with this support, a new national program of incentives for EVs acquisition "MOVELE Program 2015" was published on 18th April, founded with 7 million for the year of 2015.
On June 26th 2015, it was agreed by the National Government to launch a new strategy to promote "Vehicles of Alternative Energies and Technologies" in Spain (VEA) 2014-2020, aimed at making Spain a country reference in the implementation of alternative vehicles (LPG, Natural Gas, Biofuels, Hydrogen and Electric fuels and technologies).
The Local, Regional and National Spanish Administrations and also the key associations of the automotive sector are involved in the design of the VEA Strategy. This strategy is focused on three main lines of action: industrialization, market and infrastructure, and it is coherent with the EU Directive 2014/94/EU related to the deployment of alternative vehicle infrastructure and its national framework.