Iberdrola with electric mobility

We promote electric mobility

At Iberdrola, we are committed to electric mobility as a key element in the fight against climate change and progress towards an emission-free energy model. Find out how we work to promote access to this type of sustainable transport for the whole of society.

We are immersed in a process of energy transition –the great change in the way we generate and consume energy, which will lead us towards the decarbonisation of the economy. On the road towards this common goal, one of the most important areas of action is the transport sector –a major player in energy consumption and the main emitter of greenhouse gases in the world. The International Energy Agency estimates that transport accounts for more than one third of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

As the effects of climate change become more apparent, sustainable mobility, and in particular electric mobility, has gained traction among governments, businesses and individuals as an alternative to traditional transport. Increasingly popular, electromobility has become a revolutionary change that is set to redefine the way we move around on a daily basis.

What is electric mobility?

Electric mobility is the transport system made up of vehicles using electricity to power all or part of their engine –a quality that makes them a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels such as petrol or diesel.

The current supply of electric vehicles largely covers the different levels of demand and provides solutions for various types of jouneys: from short distance and small load journeys (such as electric bikes and motorbikes) to long distance and heavy load journeys (with public transport vehicles and electric trucks).

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Advantages of electric vehicles

Every day there are more and more electric vehicles on our roads, whether they are cars, motorbikes, buses or trucks. But what are their main advantages?


Zero emissions

Electrically powered vehicles do not need to burn fossil fuels and produce no direct carbon dioxide emissions.


Significant savings

Unlike internal combustion engines, electric engines are highly energy efficient, which translates into significantly lower cost per kilometre and consequent cost savings.


Low maintenance

This type of vehicle has very low maintenance costs, as the electric engine does not require oil, filters or coolant to be changed, among others.


Less breakdowns

Electric vehicles do not have an engine or other associated components, so they have far fewer components subject to wear and tear.


Economic incentives and tax benefits

Electric vehicles users benefit from grants for the purchase of this type of vehicle, as well as lower taxation compared to combustion vehicles.


Maximum comfort

Not having a combustion engine enables a better layout with more space, less noise and no vibrations, heating or possible odours.


Ideal for the city

Electric vehicle drivers are finding it increasingly easier to drive electric vehicles in cities, as many cities offer discounts on parking fees and the use of chargers in public places. In addition, dedicated spaces are reserved for this type of vehicle.

Source: Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, U.S. Department of Energy.

Electric mobility, key to the energy transition: challenges and opportunities

The shift towards a resilient and eco-friendly model involves three key pillars: deploying renewable energies, promoting technological innovation and electrifying the economy, transport and buildings. Electric mobility is therefore an essential piece of the energy transition puzzle and offers major sustainable advantages over combustion cars.

It is a clean technology that helps reduce pollutant emissions and significantly improves air quality in cities as electric vehicles do not emit carbon dioxide or other pollutants. This effect is even more sustainable if electric vehicles are powered by renewable energy

Among the main challenges of this type of mobility, we can highlight four key areas where current technological advances in the sector are focused:

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Battery range

The range of mid-range vehicles is between 250 and 400 kilometres. Increasing the driving time of vehicles without the need for charging exponentially improves their usability.

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Charging infrastructure

In Spain, the charging infrastructure is growing at a faster rate than the sale of electric vehicles, which means that there are now enough charging points to recharge the country's zero-emission vehicle fleet. Improvements should focus on those areas where there are few recharging points, mainly cities with smaller populations and rural areas, and should also improve the efficiency and speed of recharging. 

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Battery recycling

As the number of electric vehicles in operation increases, so does the amount of batteries that will need to be recycled in the future. Developing efficient processing and reuse methods is key to minimise the environmental impact.

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Energy storage

The use of renewable energy is a challenge, as many electric vehicles are charged at night – when the production of these energy sources decreases. In this respect, increasingly efficient renewable energy storage batteries are needed to adapt to vehicle demand curves.

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