• Smart Mobility Programme
Barcelona is moving towards the future of mobility.

Barcelona’s industrial tradition and innovative spirit sets the scene for it to play a significant role in the mobility of the future.
Today, the city is developing internationally recognized projects in the sector and building a strong mobility ecosystem.
Topics
Autonomous Electric Vehicles
Batteries & Energy Storage
Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
Micro Mobility
eVTOLs
...
  • Smart Mobility
    Programme
Barcelona is moving towards the future of mobility.

Barcelona’s industrial tradition and innovative spirit sets the scene for it to play a significant role in the mobility of the future.
Today, the city is developing internationally recognized projects in the sector and building a strong mobility ecosystem.
Topics
Autonomous Electric Vehicles
Batteries & Energy Storage
Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
Micro Mobility
eVTOLs
...
Programme Structure
01/
Key Aspects
01/ Key Aspects
Volkswagen Group will produce compact electric vehicles in Barcelona
The factory based in Barcelona, by 2025, will start producing more than 500,000 vehicles a year for various VW Group brands, thus establishing itself as a European electric vehicle hub.
“We want to manufacture electric cars in Spain from 2025. Our intention is to produce more than 500,000 urban electric cars a year in Martorell, also for the Volkswagen Group, but we need a clear commitment from the European Commission”
Wayne Griffiths, SEAT president
“We want to manufacture electric cars in Spain from 2025. Our intention is to produce more than 500,000 urban electric cars a year in Martorell, also for the Volkswagen Group, but we need a clear commitment from the European Commission”
Wayne Griffiths, SEAT president
01/ Key Aspects
Barcelona has all the elements to be the new location for Volkswagen Group's electric battery factory
SEAT (Volkswagen Group), jointly with the utility company, Iberdrola and with the Spanish government’s back-up, will build an electric vehicle factory in Spain. Barcelona has all the ingredients to be the place. This will be the result of a public-private consortium, financed with Next Generation European funds, allowing the possibility of incorporating new partners at a later stage.
01/ Key Aspects
Barcelona is recognized for its leadership capacity in urban planning and mobility
An innovative city in its offer of public services and especially its wide range of public transport. A culture of innovation in urban mobility and an ecosystem of public operators are the fundamental ingredients to tackle the important challenges posed by the new urban mobility model.
01/ Key Aspects
Barcelona coordinates the EIT Urban Mobility KIC (Knowledge Innovation Centre)

EIT Urban Mobility is an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). Since January 2019,it has been working to encourage positive changes in the way people move around cities in order to make them more livable. EIT Urban Mobility aims to become the largest European initiative transforming urban mobility. Co-funding of up to € 400 million (2020-2026) from the EIT, a body of the European Union, will help make this happen.

 

The objective is to finance projects that contribute to mobility solutions to accelerate the transition towards more liveable urban spaces. This programme aims to achieve the following milestones by 2026:

 

  • Create 180 start-ups
  • Free up road space in 90% of its partner cities
  • Launch 125 new products
  • Increase shared mobility in all partner cities
  • Attract investment
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Barcelona’s Mobility Ecosystem
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Barcelona’s Mobility
Ecosystem
For many years, the Barcelona region has hosted several global car manufacturers, component producers and a strong network of engineering companies. However, this space is changing and our priority is to attract the latest advances in smart mobility.
For many years, the Barcelona region has hosted several global car manufacturers, component producers and a strong network of engineering companies. However, this space is changing and our priority is to attract the latest advances in smart mobility.
/ Today’s Industry
+ 1,350,000 units produced per year
/ Today’s Industry
+ 1,350,000 units produced per year
General Motors
Zaragoza
Seat /
Volkswagen Group
Barcelona
Ford
València
General
Motors
Zaragoza
Seat /
Volkswagen Group
Barcelona
Ford
València
/ Tomorrow’s Barcelona’s Ecosystem
/ Tomorrow’s Barcelona’s Ecosystem
/ Telecommunications
Telefónica
Orange
Vodafone
...
/ Suppliers of Automotive Components
Ficosa
Magneti Marelli
Bosch
Denso
...
/ IT and Connectivity Providers
Siemens
Cellnex
HP
...
/ Battery Factory
LG
Samsung
CATL
Panasonic
...
/ Energy
Iberdrola
Naturgy
Repsol
...
/ Public Transport
Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB)
FGC
Renfe
...
03/
European Finance & Programmes
/ European Funding Opportunities
/ Next Generation EU 2021/27
/ Horizon Europe 2021/27
03/
European Finance
& Programmes
/ European Funding Opportunities
/ Next Generation EU 2021/27
/ Horizon Europe 2021/27
Barcelona through its activities and institutions has full access to EU funding instruments.
Next Generation EU (2021-2027)
140 Bn€ (Spain)
Horizon Europe (2021/27)
15.1 Bn€
Global Challenges & European
Industrial Competitiveness
15.1 Bn€
Source: European Commission, Horizon Europe
Barcelona through its activities and institutions has full access to EU funding instruments.
Next Generation EU (2021-2027)
140 Bn€ (Spain)
Horizon Europe (2021/27)
15.1 Bn€
Global Challenges & European
Industrial Competitiveness
15.1 Bn€
Source: European Commission, Horizon Europe
/ European Initiatives
The European Commission is planning to execute 82 initiatives until 2024 that will contribute on achieving the objectives of the European Green Deal. This agreement aims to reduce the existential threat of environmental degradation to Europe and the world.

Out of the Next Generation EU funds, the Recovery and Resilience funds assigned to the European Green Deal are 249 Bn€.
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Our Method
We collaborate with you in three steps:

01 / Opportunity Definition
02 / Project Definition
03 / Project Building
01/ Opportunity Definition
We help you to consider
Barcelona as the place to be.
You share with us your goals, your expansion plans and your needs. We prepare a draft of the possible scenarios to analyze and how the Barcelona & Partners value proposition can help you make the decision.

At the first stage of our relationship, we want to help you navigate through the value proposition of our city, understanding its full potential. We can also help by defining the opportunity: from the analysis of your business objectives to the draft of feasible scenarios.
02/ Project Definition
We collaborate with you in
defining the project.

We understand the importance of a corporate investment operation.

We are willing to support in key aspects of the project definition phase:

  • Screening of partnership opportunities with local ecosystem
  • Financing facilities
  • Location analysis
03/ Project Building
We do support you in the
execution of your landing project.
  • Access to a project specific key account manager
  • Liaison with business landing agencies
  • Advice on developing public and private partnerships
  • Enablement of quality service providers
  • Support in sourcing and recruiting top talent
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Brochure
Download our Smart Mobility Brochure
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Brochure
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