02 MAR 2023

Together with Mercavalencia we set up charging points for electric vehicles

  • The infrastructure consists of two super-fast 120 kW chargers and one semi-fast charger that will supply power to up to six cars.

  • Users will charge the battery with 100% green energy, from renewable generation sources, and the points will be registered in the Recarga Pública Iberdrola application.

Iberdrola and Mercavalència have reaffirmed their commitment to sustainable mobility after launching three new charging points for electric vehicles located in the car park of the Carrera d'En Corts de València facilities. The project is part of the agreement signed between the two entities to join forces in the fight against climate change and to promote sustainability.

This infrastructure consists of two super-fast charging points, with 120 kilowatts (kW) of power, and another semi-fast of 22 kW, which will allow up to six vehicles to be charged simultaneously 24 hours a day. To carry out the development of the project, Mercavalència has ceded the land where the chargers are located and Iberdrola has provided the equipment and its installation and will be responsible for their management.

Pep Yubero, managing director of Mercavalència: "We have designed an ambitious Energy Transition Plan to reduce dependence on fossil fuels in all our operations. With this initiative we also support the transition of the companies that are part of Mercavalència by facilitating the changeover to electric vehicles. This collaboration reaffirms our commitment to the 2030 agenda, we are aware that to achieve its objectives we must facilitate the use of renewable energies and now both customers and all the staff of Mercavalència and the companies located here will have this incentive in their decision to switch to more sustainable vehicles". 

For his part, Iberdrola's Manager for Large Customers and Public Administrations in Valencia, Enrique Planells, stressed the importance of collaboration between public and private companies "to promote the development of electric mobility and to be able to move more quickly towards the electrification of transport, providing new solutions and opportunities to reduce emissions and improve air quality in cities".

It should be noted that users of these facilities will recharge the battery of their electric cars with 100% green energy, from renewable generation sources, with a guarantee of origin certificate (GdOs) and the charging points will be located in the Iberdrola Public Charging App, from which you can geolocate the charger, check its operation in real time and book and pay from your mobile phone.

Electric mobility and green recovery

Iberdrola is rolling out a sustainable mobility planExternal link, opens in new window. , with which it will intensify the deployment of charging points for electric vehicles in the coming years. The initiative envisages the installation of charging points in homes and businesses, as well as on urban roads, in cities and on major highways in the coming years. The commitment to the deployment of charging stations will take the form of the installation of ultra-fast (over 350 kW), super-fast (over 100 kW) and fast (50 kW) stations. 

Iberdrola is aware of the need to promote electromobility in SpainExternal link, opens in new window.  through coordinated and effective action with the main agents involved. In this regard, the company has already completed more than 60 infrastructure deployment agreements with administrations, institutions, companies, service stations, dealers and electric vehicle manufacturers.

The electricity 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 External link, opens in new window. and facilitate charging for staff in its businesses in Spain and the UK by 2030.