ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING POINTS IN SPAIN
Thanks to Iberdrola, drivers will be able to travel across Spain in an electric vehicle
Iberdrola plans to install electric vehicle charging stations in the main motorways and traffic corridors of Spain, as well as in the public access spaces of the main cities. The plan, which includes the start-up of at least one rapid recharge station every 50 km, will allow travel throughout the country with autonomy.
The Iberdrola group Smart Mobility Plan signals a significant step forward in developing and deploying electric vehicles in Spain.
A PLAN SUPPORTED BY PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
Electric vehicle users who recharge at Iberdrola stations do so with 100 % clean energy, backed by Guarantee of Renewable Origin (GoO) certification. They can also rely on the green certification from G-Advisory, which has given its second party opinion.
In September 2020, it signed a green loan with the Official Credit Institute (ICO)External link, opens in new window. for 59.4 million to install 2,500 charging points on public roads in Spain and Portugal.
Iberdrola's mobility electrification plan also has the support of the European Commission, through a €13 m grant, awarded to the company within the framework of the CEF Transport Blending Facilities invitation from the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA), which will contribute towards financing the installation of 2,339 rapid, super-rapid and ultra-rapid charging stations in Spain and Portugal in the run up to 2023. These new charging stations will be sited on high-volume traffic routes in both countries and at points close to the trans-European transport networks (TEN-T).
Iberdrola currently has more than 2,500 charging points, increasing by more than one hundred new chargers per month during 2021. The main objective is to be able to install 110,000 high-efficiency charging points by 2025. The total investment is budgeted at €150 million and will help electric cars to have a charger available at less than the current charger distance of every 50 kilometres.
Iberdrola is also leading the 100% electric Mediterranean Corridor project, with two Scania electric trucks covering the route between San Isidro and Alicante. The current objective of this project is to achieve 450 emission-free kilometres in the coming years. To help in this endeavour, the specific connector for trucks and coaches will be standardised in 2024, which will help in the progressive electrification of freight distribution.
MORE THAN 50 INFRASTRUCTURE DEPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS
The implementation of Iberdrola's Smart Mobility Plan aims to keep up with the pace of electric vehicle deployment in Spain. As a result, more than 50 infrastructure deployment agreements have been signed with the main mobility players, from administrations to institutions, companies, service stations, dealers and electric vehicle manufacturers.
One example is the agreement signed with the National Association of Vehicle Dealers (Ganvam), which has become Iberdrola's technology partner for the development of innovation projects related to electric and connected vehicles. The energy company is also making its comprehensive Smart Mobility External link, opens in new window. solution available to the Ganvam network.
The company has also reached a collaboration agreement with the Valencian Federation of Municipalities and Provinces External link, opens in new window. to jointly carry out activities to promote the provision of energy solutions, such as self-consumption and electric mobility. In this same community, it signed an agreement with the Association of Electrical, Telecommunications and Renewable Energy Installers of Valencia External link, opens in new window. (ASELEC) establishing the application of preferential conditions to over 800 companies that form part of the association for the development and implementation of charging points for electric vehicles.
In Valladolid, for the next ten years it will manage the city's electric vehicle charging infraestructure The tender calls for maintaining and improving existing charging points and expanding or installing more charging points in the near future, while also promoting the incorporation of any technologies that may arise in the future.
In the Murcia region, it has reached an agreement with the Regional Federation of Metal Companies through which it will apply preferential conditions for the development and implementation of charging points for electric vehicles to the companies belonging to the Federation.
Other important agreements include the alliance with SEAT and Volkswagen Group Spain DistributionExternal link, opens in new window. to promote electric mobility in Spain, the first sustainable car park in Spain (IFEMAExternal link, opens in new window. trade fair facilities), or the agreement achieved with ZITY, for which Iberdrola will continue to supply 100 % renewable energy in the charging of the entire fleet of the electric car rental company, whose cars also incorporate Iberdrola's brand image in the inside.
Together with ToyotaExternal link, opens in new window. , an agreement has been reached to offer electric vehicle customers a home charging point of up to 22kW with a three-year warranty on the installation and on the point itself. In addition, for the first six months, customers will be able to recharge the equipment free of charge on Iberdrola's public grid. After that, Iberdrola also offers customers the Electric Vehicle Plan, with stable prices, no bill and no permanence.
It has also reached an agreement with the Madrid Municipal Transport Company (EMT), through which it will advise and facilitate the electrification of the city bus networkExternal link, opens in new window. and will collaborate in the study of alternatives for electricity supply to the EMT facilities, from which urban buses operate.
In addition, the roll-out has begun of the biggest network of rapid charging stations for electric vehicles External link, opens in new window. on the major highways and traffic corridors in Spain. Also, a super-rapid charging corridor that joins the centre and the south of the peninsulaExternal link, opens in new window. has opened, and it is installing charging points at various points within Spain, in locations in the Comunidad Valenciana (for example in Ondara, Benidorm and Llíria), País Vasco (Irún, San Sebastián and Bilbao), Castilla y León (Burgos, Salamanca and Valladolid), Murcia, etc.
It has also reached agreements with almost all electric vehicle manufacturers, associations and dealerships —MazdaExternal link, opens in new window. , Mercedes BenzExternal link, opens in new window. , Aevab, Mundomóvil, Grupo Marcos Automoción, AMDA, Grupo Huertas, MoltaltExternal link, opens in new window. —; it is rolling out an ambitious points plan for fast and super-fast vehicle charging at service stations operated by brands like Complejo LeoExternal link, opens in new window. — in one of the main corridors of the Peninsula, linking the centre and the south —, AVIAExternal link, opens in new window. , WallboxExternal link, opens in new window. , BallenoilExternal link, opens in new window. and Valcarcel; collaborating with sustainable mobility plans with companies like IkeaExternal link, opens in new window. , McDonald's, Telefonica, Bodegas MatarromeraExternal link, opens in new window. , REE, Auchán, etc., and investing in electric mobility infrastructures in shopping centres, restaurant chains and hotels.
Iberdrola has become the first Spanish company to join the The Climate Group EV100 InitiativeExternal link, opens in new window. , undertaking to have a fleet of more than 3,500 completely electric vehicles in Spain and the UK by 2030.
This goal has also been extended to subsidiaries in the United States, Mexico and Brazil. As a result, the company already has 630 all-electric vehicles in its fleet, with the goal of making the company's vehicle fleet 100% electric by 2030. In Brazil, Iberdrola has been responsible for commissioning the first electric truck, which is being used in electricity distribution activities.