SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY PLAN
We lead the transition to sustainable mobility
Iberdrola reinforces its strategy through its Sustainable Mobility Plan started up in 2016, thanks to the development of policies and concrete actions to 'mobilise' all the players involved: administration, companies, car manufacturers, etc.
The Sustainable Mobility Plan is part of the commitment undertaken by the company in its Sustainable Management Policy [PDF], approved by its Board of Directors in 2013 and updated in April 2016, which requires the assumption of policies that promote sustainable exploitation of the group's corporate purpose. The objectives of this initiative are to reduce emissions, promote energy efficiency, improve the quality of life of the people living in the areas where the group operates and raise awareness among employees.
IBERDROLA'S SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY PLAN
Iberdrola's Sustainable Mobility Plan.
Iberdrola seeks to promote and lead the transition to sustainable mobility and electrification of transport as part of its commitment to sustainability and as an effective way to combat climate change.
WITH SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY
The Smart Mobility Plan envisages the deployment of 25,000 electric vehicle charging points, aimed mainly at households and companies that want to offer this service to their employees or customers, as well as urban public spaces.
Iberdrola has already begun the deployment of the largest network of fast charging stations for electric vehicles on Spain's main motorways and corridors. The project, which has received investment in excess of €10 million, will eliminate the current barriers on inter-urban sustainable mobility.
Iberdrola's Sustainable Mobility Plan.
This deployment supposes the installation of more than 200 fast, super fast and ultra fast (50kW, 150kW and 350kW) recharging stations in little over a year, at least once every 100 km, which will allow the large part of the battery to be recharged in 20 to 30 minutes and between five and 10 minutes in the case of ultra-fast chargers. Each station will also be able to charge between 2 and 7 vehicles at a time, bringing the number of fast recharging points to 430 throughout the network.
The network will cover the six radial roads and the three main transverse corridors — Mediterranean, Cantabrian and the Silver Route —, and will reach all provincial capitals, as well as public access spaces in the main cities.
In 2018, the first 30 fast recharging stations will be operational and the rest will be operational throughout 2019.
The electricity supplied at these recharging points will be 100% green, and will hold a guarantee of renewable origin certificate, which certifies that this energy comes from clean generation sources.
Users who go to the quick recharging stations, whether or not they are Iberdrola customers, can recharge with the mobile application that the company has developed as part of its Smart Mobility Plan: through the Iberdrola Public Recharge App, drivers of electric vehicles can geolocate, book and pay for recharging by mobile. With this App, the user will also be able to make use of other recharging points of partner companies.
Smart Mobility Plan. Video voice transcription (Spanish version) [PDF]
The initiatives launched by Iberdrola include the Electric vehicles for employees program, launched in 2016 in Spain and UK, and due to the great acceptance of the initiative by employees, launched again in 2017 and 2018 in the same countries in addition to the United States, and is expected to be rolled out to other places where the company operates. This plan is organized into three types of aid:
- special advances of up to €4,000 to purchase a 100% electric vehicle,
- grants of €750 for installing a charging station
- and up to €6,000 for employees who accept the sponsor's condition to have the Iberdrola trademark on their 100% electric vehicles for three years. It is also included in sponsorship aid for bicycles, motorcycles and electric mopeds.
Iberdrola has also made available to employees the following tools:
- Collective transport
- Labour flexibility
- Promoting cycling
- Parking management
- Carpooling, which allows employees to publish their journeys and offer their vehicle to share the trips
- Green Fleet
- Electric charging points in workplaces
- Operations mobility service
- Optimising distributing routes
- Remote management
- Design and operation of properties
- Carsharing service
Thanks to this last electric service, employees have environmentally-friendly vehicles for trade negotiations in Madrid, Bilbao, Valencia and Barcelona.
Internationally, Avangrid, Iberdrola's North American subsidiary, announced a 2 million dollar grant that will allow the State of Connecticut to continue offering a popular rebate program for zero-emissions vehicles. The initiative, known as CHEAPR program, provides direct financial incentives up to 5,000 dollars for state residents who purchase or lease a new zero-emission vehicle.
Likewise, the American company has launched a subsidy program through its subsidiary Central Maine Power (CMP), the latest beneficiaries of which are three organisations from Maine. The subsidies will increase the fleet of electric vehicles as well as the charging infrastructure.
Jennifer Brennan of Greater Portland Council of Governments, Joel Harrington of Central Maine Power, and Mike Windsor of the Scarborough Public Library celebrate the latest awards from CMP's Electric Vehicle Grant Program.
Iberdrola will install over 50 e-vehicle charging stations and supply 100% renewable energy in the stores, logistics centres and corporate buildings of Ikea in Spain in 2019. The stores in Málaga, Badalona and Zaragoza will be the first to have this equipment, with the main offices in San Sebastián de los Reyes (Madrid) and its logistics centre in Valls (Tarragona).
The subholding of the Iberdrola group in the United Kingdom, Scottish Power, has launched the UK's first end-to-end 100% green package for electric vehicles in collaboration with the car manufacturer Arnold Clark. This initiative will allow buyers to purchase or lease an electric vehicle of their choice, book a home charging point installation and sign up to an exclusive 100% renewable electricity tariff as part of the same package.
In addition, the ScottishPower subsidiary SP Energy Networks is funding the development of WattsUp, a mobile application that shows Scottish electric vehicle drivers where their nearest charging point is located.
Iberdrola also offers the electronic billing service, with which it avoids spending on paper and ink as well as the emissions derived from the transport used to deliver the bills, and the CO2 calculator conceived to control them.
Finally, and within its commitment to create value in the regions in which it operates, the company also encourages electric mobility among its local suppliers: the company will incorporate the existence of a sustainable urban mobility plan as a new parameter in its supplier databases.
SP Energy Networks, a subsidiary of the Iberdrola group's British subholding, has awarded £1.5 million to First Glasgow, Scotland's largest bus company, to put the first large electric buses into service in Glasgow. The two new vehicles will run the route between Milton and the city centre, serving over 200,000 passengers a year.
Electric bus financed by SP Energy Networks.
In addition, it will finance a bus for three months to connect several local museums, the only electric bus currently in operation, while working with operators to ensure the service continues.
SP Energy Networks has also awarded funding to Community Transport Glasgow, Scotland's leading civic transport organisation, to replace its old diesel vehicles with a new fleet of low-carbon, electric minibuses to meet the mobility needs of its more than 75,000 elderly, disabled and vulnerable users.
These grants are part of the company's £20 million Green Economy Fund to boost the green economy in Scotland.
The Sustainable Mobility Plan has received different awards, including the award received during the 5th Edition of Renault's Best Sustainable Mobility Practice Awards — 20 June 2017 —, the first place in the 2016 enerTIC Awards — in the SMART MOBILITY category — and the gold medal in the Spanish Sustainable Mobility Week Awards (SEMS 2016), organised by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fishing, Food and the Environment. In 2015, the company was also awarded the silver medal in the SEMS.
Raquel Blanco Collado, Director of Marketing and Energy Efficiency, receives the Best Sustainable Mobility Practice award from Ignacio Zoido, Minister of Home Affairs.
Sustainable Mobility Spanish Week.
Iberdrola has joined a ground-breaking work group in Spain, created by the ICAI-ICADE Comillas Pontifical University with the purpose of contributing to changing the environmental paradigm in transport.
The Electric Vehicle and Sustainable Mobility Observatory (OVEMS) will provide a rigorous data gathering, applied research and technical assessment platform that can be used as a support element during the development and establishment of electrical and sustainable mobility viability standards in Spain. This will be guaranteed with the consolidated experience of the Higher Technical School of Engineering (Comillas ICAI) and of the Technological Research Institute (IIT) in the Electricity and Energy Sectors, as well as with the experience of Comillas ICADE on business, legislation and tax matters, as well as all other areas of the University in relation to sociology and psychology. The university's and external experts will collaborate with the OVEMS and other companies and actors in the transportation and energy sectors.
Its main areas of activity are:
- Disseminating information related to electric vehicle and sustainable mobility technologies with reports issued for industry and institutions.
- Developing and promoting degree essays or Master's degrees for the different degrees offered by the Comillas Pontifical University.
- Holding different events, such as seminars, in collaboration with industry, which will be used as a place for discussion and dissemination of the latest sustainable mobility trends.
- Consolidating an observation and research group that participates in national and international research projects.
ALIGNED WITH THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Iberdrola has incorporated the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) into its business strategy and Sustainability Policy.
In addition to contributing directly to achieving goals 13 (action for the climate) and 11 (sustainable cities and communities), Iberdrola's Sustainable Mobility Plan contributes indirectly to goals 3 (health and well-being), 8 (decent work and economic growth) and 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure).