Electric mobility in Spain

Find out how we promote electric mobility for individuals, companies and communities in Spain

In an automotive scenario where electricity is gaining ground over petrol and diesel, electric cars are gaining momentum, making electric mobility in Spain the ideal transport option. These vehicles, which incorporate rechargeable batteries for their propulsion, make it possible to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and counteract the environmental impact of transport.

Electric mobility in Spain

Iberdrola Spain electric mobility charging point.

With the aim of achieving zero-emission mobility by 2050, institutions are seeking to encourage the use of electric vehicles. In this way, they provide facilities, such as subsidies or tax benefits, so that more people opt for electric mobility in Spain. In April 2023, there were already 300,000 electric vehicles in our country: 135,000 pure battery electric and 165,000 plug-in hybrids. In addition, by the end of 2022, Spain had 21,500 operational charging points.

At Iberdrola Spain, we are at the forefront in the development of charging infrastructures, with annual network growth exceeding that of the sector and with more powerful structures. We currently have the largest public access charging network in Spain, with more than 7,000 operational points, doubling the charging infrastructure with respect to 2022. In addition, Iberdrola España's public and private network has 50,000 recharging points and we are earmarking an investment plan of 150 million euros until 2024 to achieve a public charging network covering the entire Spanish territory. The chargers are of all power ratings, prioritising fast (50 kW), super-fast (150kW) and ultra-fast (350-400 kW) chargers. In this sense, the alliance of Iberdrola Spain and bp pulse aims to create the most extensive high-speed public charging network in the Iberian Peninsula for electric vehicles in Spain and Portugal.

Our commitment to sustainability and renewables is reinforced in our electric mobility offer: all our recharging points use energy with guaranteed renewable generation origin. Join electric mobility in Spain and discover all of Iberdrola Spain's mobility solutions.  


Electric mobility for private individuals in Spain

With Iberdrola Spain, recharging your electric vehicle at home is very simple. We take care of installing the charging point that best suits your garage and vehicle, offering a comprehensive turnkey service including after-sales service, with 24-hour telephone support. 

We also have electricity tariffs with 100% renewable energy to recharge your car up to 15 times cheaper than with a petrol car. Through our Smart Mobility app, you can easily schedule, optimise and track the charging of your electric vehicle.

Electric mobility for businesses in Spain

It is estimated that by 2025 more than half of all vehicles will be electric or hybrid. In our intention to accelerate the transition to electric mobility in the country, Iberdrola has installed and operates one of the largest electric vehicle charging networks, with tens of thousands of private charging points in companies. 

With the Smart Mobility Company service, we provide our customers with a comprehensive solution that adapts to their charging needs, offering the best charging points, installation, legalisation, connectivity and after-sales service. The main objective of this service is to offer reliable recharging, for which we take advantage of the experience of the extensive recharging network installed and operated by Iberdrola, both public and private. 

Electric mobility for homeowners' associations in Spain

Iberdrola Spain's Smart Mobility service is also designed for homeowners' associations. Enjoy the benefits of our plans and install a new supply point in your community. In addition, we can adapt the garage of the community of owners with the pre-installation of electric recharging. 

The electric car in Spain, a clean and sustainable mobility alternative

The acquisition of electric cars has become a rising global trend. Sales of electric cars in Spain have increased by 66% in the first seven months of 2023 compared to the same period of the previous year.

In the country, the registration of electric cars has seen a meteoric rise. While in 2018 there were 9,562 electrified cars, the figure increased to 79,185 in 2022. Thus, the country has a considerable fleet of electric cars: more than 300,000, including plug-in electric cars and pure vehicles.

electric cars registered in spain

The advantages of using an electric vehicle

Below we highlight several advantages of electric vehicles to consider when opting for electric mobility: 

advantages electric cars

  • Tax incentives. Electric vehicles have several tax advantages over combustion cars. Thus, you will save 75% on road tax and you will not pay registration tax. 

  • Fewer mechanical breakdowns. Because they do not have an internal combustion engine or a gearbox with a clutch, electric vehicles have a failure rate of close to 0% and a minimum service life of 12 years. This is because they have few moving components subject to wear and tear. 

  • Easy maintenance. Maintenance costs are very low, as no oil, filter and coolant changes are required for the operation of the electric motor.

  • Environmentally friendly. Electric cars, unlike petrol or diesel cars, do not emit polluting gases, making them the cleanest option for sustainable mobility

  • Quiet. The absence of moving parts, no explosions in the combustion process and no exhaust systems make electric vehicles particularly quiet.

  • Ideal for the city. In addition to the increase in public charging infrastructure, in some cities electric vehicles can drive in BUS and VAO lanes even with only one occupant. This allows them not only to access areas restricted to private vehicles, but also to find exclusive regulated parking areas. 

Electric trucks, a commitment to the sustainability of heavy transport

Road freight transport is a fundamental pillar of global trade flows and the world economy, but it is also one of the most polluting sectors. In particular, it accounts for 29% of greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption in road transport.

In order to combat climate change and accelerate the decarbonisation of heavy road transport, electric trucks are emerging as an alternative for sustainable mobility. In Spain, a total of 79 battery-powered trucks were registered in 2022, placing the country seventh in the European ranking in this segment.

According to European Climate Legislation, European Union member countries must reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030. At Iberdrola España, we are pioneers in the electrification of heavy transport and we work tirelessly to ensure sustainable mobility, also in this area. Find out more about our projects in the heavy transport sector.

Pioneering alliance with AEDIVE: driving forward the electrification of heavy transport in Spain

We have partnered with Asociación Empresarial para el Desarrollo e Impulso de la Movilidad Eléctrica (AEDIVE) to drive the electrification of road freight transport in Spain. This alliance represents the first joint effort involving all sectors interested in the electrification of heavy road transport. 

Disfrimur and Ingeteam: key partners of Iberdrola España in the electrification of heavy transport in the Valencia Region and Murcia

With the aim of promoting more sustainable heavy transport, we are collaborating with two key companies: Disfrimur and Ingeteam. Disfrimur, a road freight transport company in the Valencia region, has acquired several 27-tonne Scania electric trucks and installed two charging points at its logistics centres in San Isidro (Alicante) and Sangonera La Seca (Murcia). For its part, Ingeteam, which specialises in high-power electronics, has enabled the start of tests on the first operational section of the Mediterranean Corridor to create a network of ultra-fast charging stations for electric trucks, which will cover the Region of Valencia and the Region of Murcia. 

Our charging hub in Elche, now available for heavy transport

In addition, we have adapted the charging hub inaugurated in Elche in 2022, the most powerful in southern Europe, so that it can be used by heavy transport. These places, designed for charging trucks, have a power of 400 kW in the stations located in the direction of Murcia and another 200 kW point in the direction of Alicante.

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