Iberdrola España and Vectalia will install charging points for electric vehicles in Alicante
- The car park, located in the centre of Alicante in front of the Provincial Council and next to the AVE station, will have 14 electrified parking spaces.
- It will be Iberdrola's most powerful recharging infrastructure in Alicante's capital city.
- The energy used by users to charge the batteries will be 100% green, coming from renewable energy sources.
Iberdrola España and Vectalia are joining forces to promote sustainable mobility in Alicante. Both companies have signed an agreement that will allow the construction of a charging infrastructure with capacity for 14 electric vehicles in the Avenida Estación car park, located in the city centre opposite the Provincial Council and just a few metres from the AVE high-speed train station.
The electricity company will install two double super-fast 150-kilowatt (kW) charging points, six 50 kW fast charging units, and two double semi-fast 22 kW charging units, which will allow simultaneous charging of up to 14 cars 24 hours a day, making it Iberdrola España's most powerful charging hub in the city.
To carry out the agreement, which has been signed by Antonio Arias, CEO of Vectalia, and Luis Buil, director of Smart Solutions of Iberdrola, the transport and mobility company from Alicante has ceded the land of the car park where the chargers will be located and Iberdrola España has provided the equipment and its installation, and will be responsible for the management of the same.
Antonio Arias stressed that this project confirms Vectalia's commitment to energy efficiency and electromobility: "Our goal is to provide Alicante with a pioneering public car park that will gradually, in stages and in a few years, ensure that all parking spaces are equipped with recharging points".
For his part, Luis Buil pointed out "the importance of involving private companies in the promotion of sustainable mobility that allows us all to move towards a greater reduction of emissions through the electrification of transport and to contribute to an improvement in 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 (GoO) 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.
Commitment to sustainable mobility
Iberdrola España has launched a sustainable mobility plan through 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 ultra-fast (over 350 kW), super-fast (over 100 kW) and fast (50 kW) stations.
The company 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 60 infrastructure deployment agreements with administrations, institutions, companies, service stations, dealers and electric vehicle manufacturers.
Vectalia (www.vectalia.es) is a business group specialising in mobility and services, which in recent years has been making a firm commitment to decarbonisation with the gradual incorporation of more efficient and environmentally friendly vehicles into its fleet, carrying out tests with electric and hydrogen buses to check their performance.
Vectalia, which manages passenger transport networks throughout Spain, in some cities in France and Morocco, has in recent years developed an area of auxiliary mobility services such as sustainable last-mile delivery, the management of bus stations, towing and ORA (regulated parking) services, as well as various car parks in Alicante, Seville, Cordoba and Pamplona. This family group based in Alicante has a workforce of around 5,000 people.