As part of its commitment to developing this kind of mobility. The company has recently completed the process to qualify as a recharging manager for electric vehicles, having officially notified the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade of its plans to carry out this activity.
Iberdrola was the first company in Spain to set up a public car-sharing service, in Guipúzcoa province. It has recently entered into an agreement with Pamplona City Council to offer a similar service in the city
Under the auspices of its Green Mobility Plan, 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 Spanish company 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 Guipúzcoa. 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.
Iberdrola has also entered into collaboration agreements with the main car manufacturers, such as Peugeot, Mitsubishi and Opel. It is also a participant in demonstrative and innovative projects, among which the highlight is Green eMotion, a four-year initiative set up by the European Commission to promote electrical mobility; the Cenit Verde project along with Seat, which focuses on developing Spanish technology for this mode of transport; and Merge, which studies the impact of integrating these cars into the current and future distribution networks.
About charging managers
Recharging managers, a newly created role in the electricity sector, are agents that consume energy themselves and are authorised to resell it to their customers for charging electric vehicles.
This role was defined in the regulations following the amendment of the Electricity Sector Act of April 2010 and the subsequent implementing regulations in Royal Decree 647/2011. Pursuant to this legislation, recharging managers are the only consumers that are authorised to resell electricity, which in practice allows a user to charge their vehicle at a public recharging station and pay the operator in charge of the latter for the energy consumed.
By José Santamarta, www.iberdrola.es