In an environment of change from internal combustion engines to electric cars, the job of dealers is to understand the new needs of customers and be close to them, said Juan Carlos Rodríguez, vice president of innovation and new companies at Dalton Corporation.
“Being in Texas is not the same as being in Tapachula (Chiapas),” he said.
There are three factors that influence people to buy an electric car, explained Edward Hightower, CEO of Lordstown Motors: 1. The price; 2. Availability of charging stations; and 3. The distance that can be traveled on one battery charge.
Likewise, it is necessary to advance in matters of infrastructure and regulation of electric vehicles.
Mexico needs to increase charging infrastructure; besides that it is a country where higher taxes are paid than in other countries for the purchase of a car, highlighted Neva Zhang, sales director of BYD Mexico.
Another of the challenges that the transition to electromobility brings is “leaving no one behind”, said Juan Carlos Rodríguez.
When it comes to the price of electric vehicles, there may be a difference between buying some components from Asia and producing them in the region, Lordstown Motors’ Hightower said.