A Gibraltarian company plans an electric vehicle factory in La Línea and Los Barrios

The Gibraltarian company Etioca is studying the implementation of an electric vehicle assembly centre in Los Barrios, which would have a technology division in La Línea. The project is still at a very early stage, although the company has a deadline of a year and a half to build a plant for the assembly of taxis and delivery vehicles in Los Barrios, with an R&D&I technology centre in La Línea. The planned investment is between 200 and 250 million euros in an area of 25 hectares and the creation of 800 to 1,200 jobs.

The initiative was presented this Thursday at the Palacio de Congresos de La Línea in the presence of the mayor, Juan Franco; the mayor of Los Barrios, Miguel Alconchel; the owner of Etioca, Mark Ishakov, and the engineer, Roberto Fiorello.

Etioca has a prototype electric vehicle, called Miner, which has the most advanced technology and is aimed at the taxi and last mile parcel delivery sectors. It is a new concept of a multi-function electric vehicle, without architectural barriers, with a range of over 300 kilometres and a quick battery exchange recharging system.

The Etioca taxi can seat seven people and has dynamic advertising panels with LED technology. Its use is also innovative, as integrated payment and management software is provided. The driver does not have to buy the vehicle and only pays for the mileage he travels with it. It is also planned that during its operation it will be able to participate in the mining of the Etioca Eco cryptocurrency.

Etioca Miner

ETIOCA Taxi Miner Film

The plant that the company wants to build in Los Barrios would include the installation of a plant for the collection, disposal and reuse of waste, with the aim of converting it into energy to power the batteries, thus achieving a system that produces zero emissions and reduces existing waste to zero.

Juan Franco explained that the project is still in a preliminary phase in which "conversations are being held" and advanced that there is the possibility of signing "a memorandum of understanding" between the two municipalities and Etioca with the idea of "creating an engine of growth and generation of wealth for the two municipalities".

For the councillor from La Línea, the new PGOU will make it possible to set up a technological centre of excellence in the current fairgrounds, in which, in addition to the companies WiseKey and Fossa Systems, Etioca could have a place. He also understands that the institutes in which Vocational Training is provided, such as the Virgen de la Esperanza, could provide specific technological training for the jobs required.

Miguel Alconchel expressed his satisfaction at "participating in a project for the future with La Línea" and expressed his hope that this type of idea will become a reality and enable "the region to take off".

The presentation of this project was also attended by the coordinator of the AGE in Campo de Gibraltar, Francisco Gil; representatives of the Civil Guard, National Police and Local Police, businessmen from various sectors, including the taxi sector, as well as members of the government team.


3 Reasons There’s Something Sinister With the Big Push for Electric Vehicles

by Nick Giambruno

Electric Vehicles

25 refrigerators.

That’s how much the additional electricity consumption per household would be if the average US home adopted electric vehicles (EVs).

Congressman Thomas Massie—an electrical engineer—revealed this information while discussing with Pete Buttigieg, the Secretary of Transportation, President Biden’s plan to have 50% of cars sold in the US be electric by 2030.

The current and future grid in most places will not be able to support each home running 25 refrigerators—not even close. Just look at California, where the grid is already buckling under the existing load.

Massie claims, correctly, in my view, that the notion of widespread adoption of electric vehicles anytime soon is a dangerous fantasy based on political science, not sound engineering.

Nonetheless, governments, the media, academia, large corporations, and celebrities tout an imminent “transition” to EVs as if it’s preordained from above.

It’s not.

They’re trying to manufacture your consent for a scam of almost unimaginable proportions.

Below are three reasons why something sinister is going on with the big push for EVs.

But first, a necessary clarification.

You no doubt have heard of the term “fossil fuels” before.

When the average person hears “fossil fuels,” they think of a dirty technology that belongs in the 1800s. Many believe they are burning dead dinosaurs to power their cars.

They also think “fossil fuels” will destroy the planet within a decade and run out soon—despite the fact that, after water, oil is the second most abundant liquid on this planet.

None of these ridiculous notions are true, but many people believe them. Using propaganda terms like “fossil fuels” plays a large role.

Orwell was correct when he said that corrupting the language can corrupt people’s thoughts.

I suggest expunging “fossil fuels” from your vocabulary in favor of hydrocarbons—a much better and more precise word.

A hydrocarbon is a molecule made up of carbon and hydrogen atoms. These molecules are the building blocks of many different substances, including energy sources like coal, oil, and gas. These energy sources have been the backbone of the global economy for decades, providing power for industries, transportation, and homes.

Now, on to the three reasons EVs are a giant scam at best and possibly something much worse.

Reason #1: EVs Are Not Green

The central premise for EVs is they help to save the planet from carbon because they use electricity instead of gas.

It’s astounding so few think to ask, what generates the electricity that powers EVs?

Hydrocarbons generate over 60% of the electricity in the US. That means there’s an excellent chance that oil, coal, or gas is behind the electricity charging an EV.

It’s important to emphasize carbon is an essential element for life on this planet. It’s what humans exhale and what plants need to survive.

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