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02/02/2024

Iberdrola doubles its public charging infrastructure by 2023

  • With 6,000 public charging points with 100% renewable energy, the company reinforces its leading position as the most extensive network in Spain.
  • In total, the energy company's public and private charging network now has 45,000 charging points.

Iberdrola exceeds 6,000 public charging points and thus doubles its charging infrastructure compared to 2022. All of these points use 100% green energy, from renewable sources with a guarantee of origin certificate (GdOs). In total, Iberdrola's public and private network reaches 45,000 points and thus reinforces its leading position as the most extensive public recharging network in Spain.

The company has installed between 200 and 300 public chargers per month over the past year, to which should be added 1,700 more points under construction and 3,200 more awaiting various administrative procedures, which will be operational in the coming months.

Iberdrola's network is currently the largest in the country and, thanks to the new developments that the company will promote during 2024, it expects to provide users with an even more extensive infrastructure with the best range of locations and charging speeds. The company's plans for the next financial year include the installation of more than 3,000 additional charging points, bringing the total to more than 9,000 by the end of the year.

In addition to these points operated by Iberdrola, a high-power charging network will be added as a result of its alliance with bp, formed in 2023 with the aim of promoting fast and ultra-fast charging in Spain and Portugal. Its plans include the investment of 1,000 million euros with the aim of creating the most extensive fast and ultra-fast public charging network on the peninsula, with 11,700 points by 2030.

This combination of charging stations allows users to have the type of charging points that best suits their needs at any given time, from charging in a longer parking space to ultra-fast charging, between 5 and 10 minutes.

Iberdrola's development of electric mobility also extends to the private sector in companies and residential customers, reaching more than 45,000 charging points in conjunction with the public grid.

In the corporate sector, the company offers comprehensive solutions for recharging its fleets and employees, with agreements with leading companies such as Mercadona, Vodafone, Telefónica, Northgate, Airbus and Lactalis.

In the residential sector, Iberdrola facilitates installation for its private customers either directly or through agreements with numerous car brands, such as Mercedes, Volvo, Volkswagen Group and Smart. It also offers special rates to optimise the advantages of sustainable mobility.

In order to achieve more sustainable spaces, Iberdrola is also committed to the electrification of passenger and freight transport, with specific charging points for buses and trucks.

Boosting decarbonisation

According to the International Energy Agency, the transport sector generates more than one third of the world's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. As part of its commitment to sustainability and the environment, and as an effective way to combat climate change, Iberdrola promotes and leads the transition towards sustainable mobility and the electrification of transport.

The mobility plan, launched by the company in 2016, was pioneering in its implementation. Today, its strategy envisages the installation of more than 100,000 charging points by 2025, including public charging points, residential, companies and car parks. 

To this end, its public infrastructure design is being developed on highways and corridors as well as in cities and small towns with the aim of having at least one fast charging station every 50 km or less.

All of them are available on the Iberdrola Public Charging App, the most highly rated in the sector, where you can view and geolocate verified information on all chargers, check their operation in real time and book and pay from your mobile phone.