06 OCT 2021

Iberdrola and Ganvam join forces to boost electric mobility in Spain

  • They become technology partners for the development of innovation projects related to electric and connected vehicles.
  • Iberdrola continues to promote its sustainable mobility plan, which envisages the installation of 150,000 electric chargers in homes, businesses and on public roads.

Iberdrola and the National Association of Vehicle Dealers (Ganvam) have joined forces to accelerate electric mobility in Spain. Thanks to this alliance, both entities become technology partners for the development of innovation projects related to electric and connected vehicles.

Iberdrola y Ganvam se alían para impulsar la movilidad eléctrica en España.

The agreement will contribute to bringing electric and connected mobility closer to the end user, using the electric vehicle as a nexus. It will also help SMEs in the sector to adapt to a more sustainable mobility model.

Digital solutions for electric vehicle charging  

Iberdrola offers the Ganvam network its comprehensive Smart Mobility solution, which includes the charging infrastructure, installation and guarantee, as well as the possibility of managing the service in real time and remotely from a mobile device, through the applications developed by Iberdrola: the Iberdrola Public Charging app, the Smart Mobility Home app or the Smart Mobility Companies website.

This agreement is part of Iberdrola's objective of leading the transition towards sustainable mobility and the electrification of transport; and is in line with Ganvam's strategy of facilitating the adaptation of vehicle distribution networks towards mobility service operators.

"The advent of electric and connected mobility implies the need to transform the current distribution model. In less than ten years, around seven out of every ten registrations will be for subscription-based mobility services, where the technological component will be key. Therefore, in order to match supply and demand and avoid relocation and the destruction of the workforce, the employers' association has taken on the responsibility of providing vehicle distributors with the digital infrastructure with which to provide end users with services associated with electric and connected mobility", said the president of Ganvam, Raúl Palacios.

For her part, Raquel Blanco, Iberdrola's Global Director of Smart Mobility, says that "thanks to the involvement of all stakeholders, we can make progress in our country in the electrification of transport. Ganvam, as an association of vehicle sellers, is an optimal ally for the development of new innovation projects that will enable progress in sustainable mobility in our country".

Electric mobility and green recovery

Iberdrola remains committed to the electrification of transport as part of its strategy of transition towards a decarbonised economy, as a key lever for reducing emissions and pollution, as well as for green recovery in the post-COVID world.

The company is rolling out a sustainable mobility plan, with an investment of 150 million euros, with which it will intensify the deployment of charging points for electric vehicles in the coming years. The initiative foresees the installation of around 150,000 charging points, both in homes and businesses, as well as on urban roads, in cities and on the main motorways in the coming years. The commitment to the deployment of high-efficiency stations will take the form of ultra-fast (350 kW), super-fast (150 kW) and fast (50 kW) stations.

Iberdrola is aware of the need to promote electromobility in Spain through coordinated and effective action with the main agents involved. In this regard, the company has already completed more than 50 infrastructure deployment agreements with administrations, institutions, companies, service stations, dealers and electric vehicle manufacturers.

The company was the first Spanish company to sign up to The Climate Group's EV100 initiative, with the aim of accelerating the transition to electric vehicles, committing to electrify its entire fleet of vehicles and facilitate charging for staff in its businesses in Spain and the UK by 2030.