Alicante Chamber of Commerce and Iberdrola organise conference on transport electrification
- Representatives of IVACE and companies related to the mobility of goods and people, such as Vectalia and Disfrimur, are taking part.
- Iberdrola España has presented the actions being carried out for the electrification of the sector in Spain.
The Alicante Chamber of Commerce and Iberdrola España have organized the conference 'Decarbonising mobility: Electrification of transport', in which the different existing solutions for the reduction of emissions in the sector have been discussed.
The event was attended by public administration officials, freight and passenger transport companies, specialists in the electricity sector and decarbonisation, as well as transport associations and financial institutions.
The opening of the conference, which was held at the MARQ, was led by the president of the Alicante Chamber of Commerce, Carlos Baño, and Iberdrola's delegate in Valencia, Ibán Molina. Baño thanked Iberdrola España for its collaboration with the Chamber in promoting the use of renewable energies and stressed the Chamber's commitment to "advance in sustainability strategies and towards a decarbonisation of the economy" and, in particular, promoting this transition towards "sustainable mobility and the electrification of transport, as an effective way to combat climate change".
In this regard, Baño stressed that organizations that have "a sustainable strategy, that are committed to the environment and to society, will be the companies of the future with a clear advantage in terms of brand positioning in the market, taking into account the increasing ecological awareness of consumers, who are looking for products and services that are committed to the environment".
For his part, Ibán Molina stressed the importance and the need to accelerate the decarbonisation of the economy, "which is already an opportunity to generate economic activity for many companies, to create local employment and improve the environment, as we must reduce CO2 emissions and take advantage of the opportunities we have to carry out this transformation".
The Iberdrola España delegate stressed that in Spain "most greenhouse gas emissions come from the transport sector, so we must focus our efforts on collaborating with the different actors in the sector to offer them the different tools we have to support them in their decarbonization process".
During the conference, the head of the Energy Efficiency Department of IVACE, José Vicente Latorre, explained the existing aid currently available from public administrations for the acquisition of urban electric buses and trucks.
Iberdrola España was also represented by Ana Fernández, Head of Urban Mobility Product, who explained the actions being carried out by the company in terms of electrification of the sector and the different tools available to the customer.
The day concluded with a round table discussion, moderated by Enrique Planells, manager of Large Customers and Public Administrations in the Valencia Region, with the participation of Rubén Urrestarazu, Project Manager of Vectalia; Juan Sánchez, General Manager of Disfrimur; Juan José Hernández, President of the Provincial Federation of Transport of Alicante (FETRAMA); and José Fuster, Director of European Funds and Sustainability of the Eastern Territory of Banco Sabadell.
Iberdrola España, which has been leading the energy transition for two decades acting as a key driving force in the transformation of the industrial fabric, the economy and employment, offers itself as a strategic ally to corporations and companies to help them reduce their carbon footprint.
One example is the agreement recently reached with Disfrimur for the installation of more than 160 charging points for electric trucks in Spain. Both companies have already launched the first charging stations at the logistics company's bases in San Isidro (Alicante) and Sangonera la Seca (Murcia).
Iberdrola España, aware of the need to promote electromobility in Spain External link, opens in new window. through coordinated and effective action with the main agents involved, has already completed more than 60 infrastructure deployment agreements with administrations, institutions, companies, service stations, dealers and electric vehicle manufacturers.