Basque utility Iberdrola
The company plans to launch new commercial charging solutions for electric vehicles, adapted to the various segments in the market: corporate fleets, car parks and private individuals.
Hiriko, an electric car produced in the Basque Country. Photo: Hiriko
Under the auspices of its Green Mobility Plan, Basque utility Iberdrola has already installed over 100 charge points in various Spanish cities and plans to significantly increase the number of stations it manages in the coming years.
In the framework of its commitment to developing this kind of mobility, the company plans to launch new commercial charging solutions for electric vehicles, adapted to the various segments in the market: corporate fleets, car parks and private individuals.
Iberdrola recently completed the process to qualify as a charging manager for electric vehicles, having officially notified the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade of its plans to carry out this activity.
This new step taken by the company is part of its decisive commitment to this technology as something that is necessary in protecting and caring for the environment, promoting clean energies and sustainable development.
Iberdrola was the first company in Spain to launch a comprehensive solution for rolling out this means of transport among the general public. Its Green Mobility Solution, which was launched in 2010, provides customers with the possibility to buy an electric vehicle, a 100% renewable energy supply and the systems and services required to charge the vehicle.
The company was also the first in Spain to set up a public car-sharing scheme, in the province of Gipuzkoa. It has recently signed an agreement with Pamplona City Council to carry out a similar project in the city, providing the general public with a straightforward and affordable hourly rental system with electric vehicles.
As part of its plan to gradually increase the electrification of its corporate fleet, Iberdrola has set up an electric car-sharing service for its employees. More than 300 professionals in six Spanish cities use this type of vehicles for their work-related urban travel, producing zero emissions and practically no noise.
The company is collaborating with the various Spanish public administrations to promote the roll-out of this technology. It has entered into agreements with the following regions: Castile and León, Valencia, the Basque Country, Murcia, Madrid, Andalusia, Catalonia and Extremadura. It is also cooperating with other administrations at the national, regional, provincial and local levels.