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.
As part of its commitment to sustainability and as an effective means of combatting climate change, the company is driving and leading the transition to sustainable mobility and electrification of transport.
The Sustainable Mobility Plan is part of this commitment undertaken by the company in its Sustainable Management Policy, approved by its Board of Directors in 2013 and updated in February 2019, 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.
Ignacio Galán, chairman of the Iberdrola group
We are offering our customers smart charging solutions at a 10th of the cost of traditional combustion engines
IBERDROLA'S SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY PLAN
Electric vehicle for employees
Electric charging points in workplaces
Operations mobility service
Optimising distribution routes
Design and operation of properties
MORE THAN 20 ACTIONS
Suppliers and sustainable mobility
WITH SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY
The Smart Mobility Plan encompasses installing charging points, as well as a special rate for vehicle charging with electricity from green sources. The plan envisages the deployment of nearly 150,000 electric vehicle charging points — six times the number in the original plan —, 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 €150 million, will eliminate the current barriers on inter-urban sustainable mobility.
Iberdrola's Sustainable Mobility Plan.
This deployment supposed the installation of more than 200 fast, super-fast and ultra-fast (50 kW, 150 kW and 350 kW) recharging stations in little over a year. Iberdrola will provide ultra-rapid stations (350 kW) every 200 kilometres, super-rapid (150 kW) every 100 kilometres and rapid (50 kW), every 50 kilometres.
This will allow the larger 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 were put into operation. At the beginning of 2020, almost 2,000 charging stations have been installed and are being developed on public roads in Spain.
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. The App incorporates verified information of all shippers on public roads in the country — currently more than 3,000 charging points operated by Iberdrola and other energy companies.
Smart Mobility Plan. Video voice transcription (Spanish version) [PDF]
Iberdrola is the first Spanish company to join the EV100 initiative by The Climate Group, a program that unites companies around the world committed to speeding up the transition to electric vehicles (EV), and making electric transport the new standard by 2030.
Under this agreement, endorsed by New York Climate Week 2019, Iberdrola will electrify its entire vehicle fleet in Spain and the United Kingdom (3,500) and provide charging facilities for its staff by 2030. The company has committed to installing up to 16,000 charging points in homes and 9,000 in workplaces by 2021.
The company is also working to fulfil those goals in Brazil, Mexico and the United States, depending on the characteristics and behaviour of the EV markets in these countries.
In addition to this, the company has other business activity initiatives, such as:
- 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 has again renewed the Electric Vehicle for Employees initiative as part of its Sustainable Mobility Plan to give its employees access to sustainable transport. Launched in 2016, it has been extended to group employees in the UK to enable even more group employees to benefit.
The plan consists of subsidies compatible with state subsidies:
- Iberdrola offers a special advance for the purchase of a "100% electric vehicle".
- The company offers grants to employees who subscribe to a charging point through Iberdrola.
- Non-repayable grant for advertising sponsorship for 100% electric cars, bicycles and electric scooters and motorbikes.
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
As part of its strategy to promote the electrification of transport, Iberdrola has become a strategic partner of IFEMA to encourage sustainable mobility through a series of actions. The first of these initiatives has been the opening the first sustainable public car park on a trade fair site in Spain to coincide with the start of the COP25. This car park enables simultaneous charging of 34 electric vehicles and is part of other joint initiatives by both organisations, such as arranging and taking part in activities to publicise and encourage electric mobility.
Furthermore, Iberdrola installed over 50 e-vehicle charging stations and supplies 100% renewable energy in stores, logistics centres and corporate buildings of Ikea in Spain. The stores in Málaga, Badalona and Zaragoza are 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 Iberdrola group in the United Kingdom, Scottish Power, has launched 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.
In the United States, the company's subsidiary Avangrid is expanding its electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Maine and New York, with an investment of USD 34 million. A total of 3.2 million customers and employees in New York, New England and Oregon can benefit from a USD 5,000 discount when they purchase a Nissan LEAF EV.
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.
Global energy group Iberdrola has joined the International Transport Forum's (ITF) Corporate Partnership Board to work on topics related to sustainability, the decarbonisation of transport, innovation, and workforce diversity.
The ITF is an intergovernmental organisation with 60 member countries that facilitates global dialogue for better transport. It acts as a think tank for member governments and organises an annual summit of transport ministers. The Corporate Partnership Board is the ITF's platform for engaging with the private sector and enriching global transport policy discussion with a business perspective.
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.
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.
Also, to mark European Mobility Week 2018, the Ministry for the Spanish Ecological Transition recognised the company for its commitment to furthering sustainable mobility.