Hola, mi nombre es Francisco Cabeza.

"The CharIN alliance, with its global reach and focus on standardizing charging protocols, presents an ideal platform to channel my efforts towards accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles and expanding charging infrastructure."

My role

My role

CharIN Ambassador Mexico

Languages I speak

Languages I speak

Spanish, English, French

My personal interests

My personal interests

Energy, Rock climbing, Cycling

Link to e-mobility

Link to e-mobility

Beginning of career as leader of electric mobility strategy.

In 2018 Business developer at ENGIE.

In 2021 Director of Electric Mobility at Element Fleet.

Currently President of the Mexican EV association.

My objectives

I aim to expand my expertise in areas such as sustainable energy, electric mobility, and environmental conservation, through continuous learning and hands-on experience. I strive to take on challenging projects that allow me to make a meaningful impact and drive positive change in my field.

"I am committed to making a positive impact in communion with the people around me and the planet."

Introduction to Mexico

The status of e-mobility and EV-charging in my region

In Mexico, the status of e-mobility and EV-charging is rapidly evolving. With increasing awareness of environmental sustainability and a growing interest in reducing carbon emissions, the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) is gaining momentum in distribution fleets.

Car companies and infrastructure developers are driving the expansion of charging infrastructure across the country. Major cities like Mexico City, Monterrey, and Guadalajara are witnessing a surge in EV charging stations, supported by private investments.

What challenges must be overcome to empower e-mobility in Mexico

However, challenges remain, including the need for  standarization, further investment in charging infrastructure, regulatory frameworks, and consumer education. Despite these challenges, Mexico's e-mobility sector shows promising growth potential, fueled by a combination of government support, technological advancements, and a shift towards sustainable transportation solutions.

Key topics concerning clean transportation, implementation of CCS etc. in my region

In Mexico, one of the most pressing topics regarding clean transportation is the implementation of a unified charging protocol aligned with the grid infrastructure. Currently, there is a diversity of charging protocols in use, including GBT, CHAdeMO, Combined Charging System (CCS1, CCS2), and Type 2 (AC). This diversity presents challenges for EV owners, infrastructure providers, and grid operators.

Adopting a single charging protocol aligned with the grid infrastructure is crucial for several reasons:

Interoperability: A unified charging protocol would ensure interoperability between different EV models and charging stations, providing convenience and flexibility for EV owners. This would encourage more widespread adoption of electric vehicles by eliminating concerns about compatibility and range anxiety.

Efficiency: Standardizing charging protocols would streamline the deployment and management of charging infrastructure. Grid operators would be better equipped to manage electricity demand and optimize grid stability, leading to more efficient use of resources and reduced operational costs.

Scalability: A unified charging protocol would facilitate the scaling up of EV adoption and charging infrastructure deployment. It would create a cohesive ecosystem that encourages investment from both public and private sectors, driving the expansion of charging networks across the country.

Future-proofing: Aligning charging protocols with the grid infrastructure ensures that Mexico is prepared for future advancements in electric vehicle technology and grid integration. It lays the foundation for smart charging solutions, vehicle-to-grid (V2G) integration, and other innovations that will enhance the efficiency and sustainability of transportation.

Professional background

A little bit about me and how I got into e-mobility

I began my career in e-mobility at the CFE, where I served as a leader of the electric mobility strategy. In 2018, I joined ENGIE Latam as a business developer, where I led the development of electric mobility projects in Mexico, Colombia, Chile, and Peru. In 2021, I became Director of Electric Mobility at Element Fleet, where I was responsible for the implementation of an electric vehicle fleet for various companies. Currently I am President of the Mexican EV association

3 highlights of my career in the e-mobility context
  • I have collaborated with the International Energy Agency (IEA), in the Global Program, supporting countries in their transition to electric mobility. My contributions extend to spearheading initiatives critical for the development of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in Mexico and Latin America.
  • I have played a pivotal role in numerous impactful projects, including the establishment of the inaugural electric fleet for Grupo Modelo and the implementation of smart charging networks for prominent organizations such as DHL, 99Minutos, BEAT-Tesla, among others.
  • Additionally, I have been instrumental in orchestrating the first-of-its-kind investment involving SENER, CFE, automotive industry leaders, and the private sector.

Welcome to reach out

Francisco Cabeza

CharIN Ambassador Mexico