The energy company will install the electric vehicle charge infrastructure, with 100% green energy, in the largest chain of sports centres in Spain.
Iberdrola and GO fit join forces to promote electric mobility in Spain
- The companies have agreed to install 23 electric charging stations with 2 outlets each, which Iberdrola will manage the GO fit sports centres.
- Iberdrola’s sustainable mobility plan envisages the installation of 150,000 electric chargers in homes, businesses and on public roads over the next few years.
- The agreement represents a further step forward in GO fit’s commitment to operate in sustainable environments, with air purification and emissions reduction being two of its main objectives.
Iberdrola and GO fit have decided to join forces in their commitment to provide alternatives for sustainable mobility in our country. To this end, the two companies have reached an agreement whereby the energy company will install the electric vehicle charge infrastructure, with 100% green energy, in the largest chain of sports centres in Spain.
The partnership involves the deployment of 23 electric charging stations with two outlets each in the 18 GO fit centres in Spain - Madrid (8), Valladolid, Oviedo, Santander, Malaga (2), Seville, Granada, Cordoba, Ciudad Real and Las Palmas - which it will install and manage on an exclusive basis for the next 10 years. This facility will be able to recharge 46 vehicles simultaneously.
The project starts today with the inauguration of the charge points at the GO fit Peñagrande sports centre in Madrid, in a ceremony attended by Antonio Armengot, Iberdrola's commercial delegate in Madrid and Castilla-La Mancha, and Gabriel Sáez, president of Ingesport/GO fit. They were joined by other representatives of the company, as well as the Olympic high jump champion Ruth Beitia.
Thanks to the agreement, any GO fit user will be able to make use of these charge points with the guarantee, in addition, of using 100% green energy from clean generation sources, as these facilities have Guarantees of Origin (Gos) certificates. The electric charge points will be available on the mobile application developed by Iberdrola, the “Iberdrola Public Charge” App, the only one that incorporates verified information on all electric vehicle chargers operating in Spain, both Iberdrola's and those of other operators. From the App, the charger is geolocated and can be booked and paid for from the mobile phone.
Electric mobility and green recovery
Iberdrola continues its commitment to transport electrification in its transition strategy towards a decarbonised economy, as a key way of reducing emissions and pollution and ensuring the green recovery in the world.
The company is implementing a sustainable mobility plan with an investment of 150 million euros, resulting in a faster roll-out of charge points for electric vehicles over the coming years.
The initiative entails installing around 150,000 charge points in homes, companies and on the public road network in cities, as well as on the main motorways over the coming years. The commitment to deploying high-efficiency charge points will include the company installing ultra-rapid (350 kW) charge points every 200 kilometres, super-rapid points (150 kW) every 100 kilometres, and rapid (50 kW) points every 50 kilometres.
Iberdrola is aware of the need to boost electric mobility in Spain through coordinated, effective action involving the major players. The company has, therefore, now completed more than 40 infrastructure roll-out agreements with government departments, institutions, companies, service stations, and electric vehicle dealers and manufacturers.
Iberdrola is the first Spanish company to sign the EV100 initiative by The Climate Group, with the objective of speeding up the transition to electric vehicles, committed to electrifying the entire fleet of vehicles and streamlining the charge process for staff at its businesses in Spain and the United Kingdom by 2030.
Active people and sustainable environments
GO fit is committed to promoting the health and well-being of citizens through scheduled physical exercise and sports practice with the mission of helping people, organisations and communities to live longer and better lives and contribute to the development of a more active, healthy and sustainable society.
As a company of people and for people, GO fit is committed to promoting initiatives that encourage its subscribers to behave responsibly and sensitively towards the environment. Firstly, with programmes that encourage active behaviour in individuals to strengthen their immune system and reduce the particular impact on the socio-health system. Secondly, by implementing all the necessary procedures and measures to ensure that the company operates in a healthy and safe environment.
In this regard, ensuring air quality has always been a priority for GO fit. Throughout 2020, the company installed an air purification system with HEPA filters in all its sports centres to ensure the complete renewal of the air in its facilities every 7 minutes, achieving a flow 99.99 percent free of viruses and bacteria, in conditions similar to those of an operating theatre. In addition, in 2019 the GO fit centres began operating with renewable energy in a commitment to environmental sustainability that has enabled the company to reduce its carbon footprint by 61 per cent in just one year.