Agreement to install over 50 charging points at dealers of the leading vehicle distributor group in the Region of Murcia
Iberdrola and Grupo Huertas advance in their commitment to promoting electric mobility
- Strengthening their partnership following the agreement reached two years ago to offer customers solutions for installing charging points when they purchase an electric vehicle
Iberdrola and Grupo Huertas have signed a new collaboration agreement to continue to promote sustainable mobility through the installation of over 50 electric vehicle charging points at dealers of the leading vehicle distributor group in the Region of Murcia.
The agreement covers the installation of charging infrastructure for both in-house use by the dealers themselves - in this case 7.4 kilowatt (kW) chargers - as well as for public use on the street with power ratings including semi-rapid (22 kW), rapid (50 kW), super rapid (150 kW) and ultra rapid (350 kW).
The initiative marks a strengthening of the commitment on the part of both companies for a more sustainable business model and an electric mobility partnership initiated in 2019 following the agreement through which they offer customers solutions for installing charging points when they purchase an electric vehicle.
Present at the signing of the accord were Francisco Vidal, Managing Director of Grupo Huertas, Itziar Pérez, Iberdrola's Head of Retail for the Region of Murcia, and Patricio Valverde, the company's institutional representative in the Autonomous Community.
According to Francisco Vidal this agreement “is another step forward in the technological revolution that we are experiencing within the Huertas Group and in the move towards a new type of mobility. It will enable us to continue to offer our customers the best possible service and contribute towards promoting the installation of charging points next to our dealerships which are well-positioned to serve the major roads and motorways of the Region”.
For his part, Itziar Pérez stressed that “this agreement confirms the need for continued collaboration between all the agents involved in sustainable mobility with the aim of making progress in establishing solutions for the electrification of transport, in order to respond to the challenges of decarbonisation and to improving air quality in our towns and cities”.
Users of the public charging points will be charging their batteries with 100% green energy from renewable sources, with guarantee of origin certificates (GoOs).
Also, the public charging points will be shown on the Iberdrola Public Charging App, the only one in Spain with verified information about all electric charging points, both Iberdrola's and those of other operators. The app enables drivers to locate charging stations, check the operational status in real time, book a charging point and pay using a mobile phone.
Electric mobility and green recovery
Iberdrola continues to push its stance on transport electrification as part of its strategy for a decarbonised economy, as a key factor in reducing emissions and pollution, as well as for a green recovery in the post-Covid world.
The company is implementing its sustainable mobility plan, with an investment of 150 million euros, through which it will intensify the roll-out of charging points for electric vehicles in the coming years. The initiative entails installing around 150,000 charging points in homes and at business premises, as well as on the public road network, in cities, and on the major motorways over the coming years. The commitment to deploy high-efficiency charging points will take the form of the installation of ultra-rapid (350 kW), super-rapid (150 kW) and rapid (50 kW) stations.
Iberdrola is aware of the need to boost electric mobility in Spain through coordinated, effective action involving the major players. In this regard, the company has already completed more than 50 infrastructure deployment agreements with administrations, institutions, companies, service stations, dealers and electric vehicle manufacturers.
It was the first Spanish company to sign up to The Climate Group’s EV100 initiative, with the aim of accelerating the transition to electric vehicles, committing to electrify its entire fleet of vehicles and facilitate charging for staff in its businesses in Spain and the UK by 2030.