Endesa has entered into a cooperation agreement with Faconauto (Federación de Asociaciones de Concesionarios de la Automoción), the federation of vehicle dealers associations, making it a preferred supplier for all aspects involved in enhancing dealers’ energy efficiency. This means, inter alia, that Endesa will offer more advantageous terms and conditions of service and prices for all its products and services, as well as providing advice and support for the installation of renewable energy systems and charging points for electric cars with lithium ion batteries in Spanish dealerships which are members of the Federation.
On top of this, Endesa will place at the disposal of the federation dealerships its so-called “sustainable dealership plan”, making it possible to install not only charging points, but also solar energu photovoltaic panels, energy saving lighting systems and systems for monitoring and controlling air conditioning and lighting. In the case of new dealerships, it is also offering an advisory service for sustainable construction, proposing more effective solutions for architectural design and building materials to maximise energy efficiency.
Endesa and the electric vehicle
This agreement is in line with Endesa’s firm commitment to the development of a sustainable mode of transport. The electric car with lithium ion batteries is one of the key ways in which the company can combat climate change and a fundamental pillar of its 2008-2012 Strategic Sustainability Plan.
Endesa wants to serve as an international benchmark, a leader in the sustainable means of transport market. Its objective is to provide an effective response to the manufacturing and infrastructure needs involved in rolling out an electric vehicle, contribute to an appreciation of the advantages of this type of transport among the general public and build on the business opportunities presented by the roll out of this new model.
To this end, the company is currently taking part in a number of national and European projects with various objectives, such as standardization, the definition of a business model and the integration of the electric vehicle into everyday life. Among others, it is taking part in the Cenit Verde project and in the development of the Government’s Electric Mobility plan (MOVELE), as well as other projects for incorporating the electric vehicle into intelligent networks, such as SmartCity, DER-22@, REVE (Regulación Eólica con Vehículos Eléctricos), together with research projects and electric vehicle demonstrations within Europe, such as G4V and ELVIRE. Endesa has also started to develop alliances between the main car manufacturers and the many other companies involved in this sector.
Faconauto (Federación de Asociaciones de Concesionarios de la Automoción), the federation of vehicle dealers associations, is the representative body for the official dealership associations for vehicle manufacturers operating in the Spanish market. It currently represents the interests of 3,188 passenger-car dealerships and 311 industrial vehicle dealerships, on which approximately 3,600 second-level distribution companies depend (official agencies and services), amounting to a total of more than 7,090 automotive SMEs.