As part of the global goal of becoming the most advanced tire company in terms of environmental responsibility, Continental will begin installing WEG chargers for electric vehicles in its Brazil’s official resellers network in the coming months.
According to data from the Brazilian Association of Electric Vehicles (ABVE), Brazil ended 2022 with a fleet in circulation of more than 126,000 electrified vehicles, including hybrid cars and light commercial vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), and fully electric vehicles. (BEV).), a volume that represents 41% growth compared to the previous year, with electric vehicles reaching 13,294 units, which represents 196% growth compared to 2021. And, according to the association, this promising scenario should continue throughout this year.
“With the significant increase in plug-in electric vehicles, the need for access to charging stations is also growing and we want our stores to be perceived not only as an automotive service station, but as a technological benchmark for drivers across the country,” explains Rodrigo Bonilha, Vice President of Continental Tires for South America.
The initiative is in line with Continental's global Vision 2030 strategy to promote sustainable mobility. WEG enters the scope of goal planning as a supplier of the WEMOB charger line, specially developed to meet power, connectivity and security needs.
“Demand for electric vehicle charging infrastructure is growing rapidly and the installation of WEMOB charging stations throughout Continental's official dealer network is an important step in order to attend the needs of electric vehicle users. In addition, we are aligned with Continental's vision of implementing more sustainable solutions throughout the entire value chain, contributing to the construction of a cleaner and more efficient future”, adds Carlos Bastos Grillo, WEG Digital and Systems Managing Director.