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Iberdrola refuerza su plan de movilidad sostenible, destinando más inversiones -un total de 150 M€- a intensificar el despliegue de puntos de recarga de vehículo eléctrico en los próximos cinco años

Iberdrola has decided to ramp up its sustainable mobility plan, with more investment – a total of 150 million euros – to provide an even larger number of electric vehicle charging stations within the next five years.

Iberdrola has made transport electrification one of the priorities of its strategy to transition toward a decarbonised economy based on renewable energy and smart networks, which is why it is stepping up the charging infrastructure plan in Spain, and implementing it in other markets where it operates, such as the United Kingdom, Portugal and Italy.

The new sustainable mobility plan entails installing around 150,000 electric vehicle charging points – six times the number in the original plan – in homes, companies and public highways in cities as well as the main motorways and highways over the next five years.

The availability of these infrastructures on public roads is essential to meet demand for charging points, to cater for the demand foreseen and to cover Spain’s main road and motorway network. Because of this, Iberdrola is installing rapid charging stations and will provide ultra-rapid stations (350 kW) every 200 kilometres, super-rapid (150 kW) every 100 kilometres and rapid (50 kW), every 50 kilometres.

Electric vehicle drivers using Iberdrola charging points can charge their electric vehicles with 100% green energy from clean generation sources with renewable Guarantee of Origin (GoO) certificates.

Current situation: 2,000 rapid charging stations in operation and development on public roads

Iberdrola’s new five-year Sustainable Mobility Plan is more ambitious than the programme for 2021, with approximately 25,000 charging points (residential, companies and public, urban and on highways and motorways) in Spain.

So far, Iberdrola has installed 5,000 electric charging points nationwide. Around 400 of these are rapid charging points on roads and motorways. The company has almost 1,600 charging stations in different stages of development, more than 300 of which are about to go into service.

During the first 18 months of Iberdrola’s mobility plan it signed more than 30 agreements to roll out the infrastructure with the main players in the mobility market which include government agencies and institutions, companies, service stations, dealerships and electric vehicle dealerships.

In this regard, the company has opened the first sustainable car park at the IFEMA trade fair facilities in Madrid, reached agreements with almost all electric vehicle manufacturers, associations and dealerships. It is rolling out an ambitious points plan for fast vehicle charging at service stations operated by brands like AVIA, Ballenoil and Valcarce, collaborating with sustainable mobility plans with companies like Ikea, McDonald’s, Telefonica, REE, Auchán, etc, investing in electric mobility infrastructures in shopping centres, restaurant chains and hotels. It has also joined the Zity initiative to develop electric mobility services in several Spanish cities.

Iberdrola’s sustainable mobility plan aims to speed up the transition to electric vehicles in its fleets. In 2019, Iberdrola became the first Spanish company to join The Climate Group’s EV100 initiative, committing to electrifying the entire fleet of vehicles of its businesses in Spain and the United Kingdom by 2030.

The first public highway charging App in Spain with 3,000 electric charging points

Iberdrola’s electric mobility strategy also includes measures to provide digital solutions for streamlining electric vehicle charging for drivers.

Iberdrola has updated its Public Charging App, adding up-to-date information about all Spain’s electric charging points. There are currently more than 3,000 of these stations operated by Iberdrola and third-party operators.

The digital app, which enables drivers to locate, book a charging point managed by Iberdrola and pay through the mobile – whether or not you are an electricity customer . It is the only one that includes all available charging points in Spain, whether managed by Iberdrola or another mobility operator.
To upgrade the first public charging app in Spain, Iberdrola spent months geolocating all existing charging stations on Spain’s public highways, checking that they exist and are operational.

It will continue to update the map with new additions to the electric charging station network as they come online, whether operated by Iberdrola or by third parties.

For many years industry analysts have penned 2020 as the tipping point in electric vehicle adoption, with predictions that global electric vehicle market share will climb to at least 3 percent in 2020* and accelerate to more than 50 percent by 2040**.

Now, ABB has taken another significant step in driving this e-mobility revolution forward over the next decade with the launch of its new Terra AC wallbox. The wallbox is designed not only to meet the surging demand for quality yet affordable connected charging in homes and businesses, but also supports the growing generation of renewable energy users who want to harness and manage the consumption of their own power.

The new Terra AC wallbox, is available in up to 22 kW variants to ensure compatibility with the electrical system of homes and buildings across the world. It offers a safe, smart and sustainable charging solution which supports ABB Electrification’s Mission to Zero for smart cities, a vision for a zero-emission reality for all.

It will be available in select markets, including Europe, over the coming months and available globally by May 2020. The AC wallbox can be ordered via the ABB partner network.

The Terra AC wallbox benefits from connectivity that enables configuration and software updates via a dedicated App or remotely via the cloud, providing a lot of flexibility and minimizing the need for onsite intervention and maximizing uptime and efficiency.

Meanwhile, each charger is equipped with a high accuracy revenue grade energy meter that can be integrated with smart building energy management systems, allowing advanced load management features. This enables home and business owners to adjust the power of assets as needed to maximize charging power and cost efficiency.

Further benefits of the Terra AC wallbox include:

High-value quality
• Broad range of connectivity options including Wifi, Bluetooth and Ethernet
• Space saving design enables seamless installation on a wall or pedestal, which can accommodate two chargers back-to-back
• With multiple connectors available, Terra AC wallbox is compatible with the majority of EVs
• Dustproof and water resistant in harsh weather conditions enhancing uptime and product lifetime

Future proof flexibility
• Future-ready with simple software updated via the user App
• Simplified authentication via either RFID or the App provides flexibility for public-use case applications
• Integrates seamlessly with ABB’s complementary building automation solutions

Safety and protection
• Evaluated and tested by independent third party to meet the highest standards
• Current limiting protection allows maximum charging power without nuisance tripping
• Integrated ground fault and overvoltage protection protects both user and car

* LMC Global Light Vehicle Sales update 2019
**BNEF’sElectric Vehicle Outlook 2019

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FuturENERGY Dic.19 - Ene. 2020

Against the backdrop of a rapidly growing battery market, whether for stationary storage or electric mobility applications, the safety of these devices is becoming crucial, not only during their daily operation but also at the end of their service life, when large quantities of batteries are stored for later recycling. As such, thermal, acoustic and fire protection technologies are determining factors for guaranteeing battery safety. Being able to rely on a specialist in these disciplines is thus fundamental to ensure the efficient operation of the batteries themselves, as well as protecting the environment and people. Promat, as a global expert in fire protection and high performance insulation, offers sustainable and efficient technology for this type of applications…



FuturENERGY Dec. 19 - Jan. 2020

As in other countries, sustainable mobility is starting to gain momentum in Mexico, first appearing on government agendas at the start of the last decade. Milestones of this story include the creation of mobility ministers and the approval of legislation that focuses on the people’s right of access, as well as control over emissions. Mexico City, Guadalajara and León have lead by example through actions that other states have tried to emulate… By Alex Covarrubias V., Ph.D. Professor at the Colegio de Sonora. Board of Le Reseau International de l’Automobile (Gerpisa, Paris), Association for the Promotion of Electric Transport (ApTaMexico), Network for Innovation and Labour Studies of the Mexican Automobile Industry (RedItiam, Mexico), Associate Researcher at the Automobile Policy Research Center (APRC, Canada).



FuturENERGY Dec. 19 - Jan. 2020

The Latin American and Caribbean region is starting to feel the pace of electric mobility and although at a quantitative level, is experiencing the same as the Spanish market, in other words, continued growth, albeit with figures that are still unrepresentative of the overall vehicle stock, it is true that the outlook for the coming decades is very promising. As the UN Environment’s Electric Mobility Regional Report 2018 indicates that the region’s vehicle fleet could triple over the next 25 years, with the transport sector being the primary consumer of fossil fuels in the region and as a result, the main source of air pollution in cities that have some of the highest levels of urbanisation in the world, governments must work towards changing the paradigm… By Arturo Pérez de Lucia. Managing Director of AEDIVE, the Business Association for the Boosting and Development of the EV Market.



FuturENERGY Dec. 19 - Jan. 2020

Spain’s emovili, expert in e-mobility, defines itself as a smart and green business, as it is exclusively dedicated to installing charging points for electric vehicles (EVs). It is a member several sector associations – of AEDIVE, AECIM, AEDHE and AEMENER – and over its two-year lifetime has achieved ISO 9001 certification while attracting the best professionals from inside and outside the energy sector. Two of the senior management positions in the company have been headed up by women since late 2019. The company starts 2020 with over 1,500 clients in its portfolio and thousands of installations distributed all over Spain. The most noteworthy aspect of the company cited by its clients is its quality service and experience in the sector… By Marina Alvarez-Cascos. Head of Marketing and Communication at emovili.


FuturENERGY Dec. 19 - Jan. 2020

The irruption of the electric vehicle is unstoppable. In the urban environment, for the few kilometres travelled, the availability of public charging points and proximity to the usual charging point (at home or the office), supplying the vehicle with electricity is a simple question. It is thus worth asking what is the reality and the future of the electric vehicle in interurban journeys. The answer lies in their autonomy and the availability of interurban charging points. In this segment, as with private charging, Iberdrola is well-placed as one of the key players when facilitating access to e-mobility. Through the Iberdrola Green Charging Network, the company is positioning itself as the driver of e-mobility in Spain as well as in the field of public charging for electric vehicles, spearheading the technological change with 100% renewable energy…


Irizar e-mobility has become the first green energy electromobility factory in Europe by opening and commissioning the largest solar PV plant in the Basque Country.

The park was opened this morning in the presence of Lehendakari (President of the Basque Government) Iñigo Urkullu and a delegation of the Basque Government, together with the Basque Energy Agency and the partners of the EKIAN solar farm, in which the Irizar Group is one of the largest investors with the acquisition of 3 MW.

The energy generated in this farm will supply the Irizar e-mobility facilities, making it the first factory for the production of electric buses with zero emissions clean energy in Europe.

EKIAN – The largest solar PV planta in the Basque Country

Ekian is a public private initiative promoted by the Basque Energy Agency and KREAN and has 22 investor companies.
The EKIAN photovoltaic solar farm is located on a 55-hectare industrial estate called “La lágrima” on the ARASUR Industrial Estate, in the municipality of Ribera Baja-Erribera Beitia, Araba.
It consists of 66,000 latest generation solar panels, 355 watts each, generating total installed capacity of 24 MW, thus doubling the current solar power of the Basque Country. At full capacity, it will produce approximately 40,000 MWh per year, i.e. electricity equivalent to the electrical consumption of 15,000 families in one year and will prevent the emission of about 14,600 tons of CO2 if that energy were produced by other fossil-based energy sources.

Irizar e-mobility and sustainability

Irizar e-mobility was inaugurated in 2018, the first factory in Europe for electromobility solutions, designed and manufactured based on eco-sustainability concepts with a type A energy efficiency certificate, the maximum available in Europe… It includes a warehouse and domestic water heating system that works by using the surplus steam from a company located in the adjoining plot.

The Irizar Group develops and manufactures its own batteries, under a partnership agreement signed with the Basque Energy Agency and Respol. It also offers a second life for its batteries, so that they can be reused at the end of their life-cycle in the buses, as storage components in recharging stations for electric vehicles in Repsol service stations, together with the power electronics associated with their use.

The progressive reduction of CO2 emissions and other polluting substances, together with the introduction of environmental criteria, from the design of its products and promotion of respect for the environment of its staff and freelancers, are their most important premises.

ABB is to acquire a majority stake of 67 percent in Shanghai Chargedot New Energy Technology Co., Ltd. (“Chargedot”), a leading Chinese e-mobility solution provider. The transaction is expected to be completed in the coming months and ABB has the possibility to increase its stake further in the next three years.

Since its establishment in 2009, Shanghai-based Chargedot has made a significant contribution to the uptake of electric vehicles in China. The company supplies AC and DC charging stations, as well as the necessary software platform to a range of customers that includes EV manufacturers, EV charging network operators and real estate developers. It has approximately 185 employees and its other shareholders among others include Shanghai SAIC Anyo Charging Technology Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of SAIC.

Chargedot is a natural fit for ABB, which as a global leader in sustainable transportation infrastructure, already offers solutions from grid distribution to charging points for cars and trucks, as well as for the electrfication of ships, railways, trams, buses and cable cars. The acquisition will strengthen ABB’s relationship with leading Chinese electric vehicle manufacturers and broaden the company’s e-mobility portfolio with hardware and software developed specifically for local requirements. ABB Robotics is the leading supplier of robot units and software to the assembly lines of Chinese EV manufacturers.

The outlook for the global e-mobility infrastructure market is growing. Grand View Research, Inc. forecasts the Asia Pacific region is expected to show the highest growth in this market. China already boasts the largest fleet of electric vehicles worldwide at 2 million, with consumers supported by a government-backed incentive scheme.

ABB has unrivalled expertise in delivering solutions for safe, smart and sustainable electrification. Its partnership with the ABB FIA Formula E Championship serves as a global platform to test and develop e-mobility-relevant electrification and digitalization technologies, pushing the boundaries of e-mobility for a noise and emission free future.

Key to achieving this vision, ABB’s comprehensive e-mobility portfolio spans EV charging technology and supporting energy distribution solutions. ABB has sold more than 11,000 DC fast-charging points across 76 countries worldwide.

Within China, ABB has been working with BYD and Daimler since 2016, supplying its DC Wallbox units for charging Denza electric vehicles. The company is also a supplier of DC fast charging solutions to electric vehicle manufacturers including NIO and to operators such as BP/ifuel 66.

Source: ABB


Special report focusing on e-mobility, published as a separate issue to the September 2019 edition of FuturENERGY for special distribution at: CEVE 2019 (Spain, 23-24/10) and EXPOelèctric (Spain, 2-3/11), where FuturENERGY has an active presence as media partner.

This special report includes the following:

RENAULT. New ZOE: E-mobility reinvented


  • Why 2020 will be the year in which everything changes for e-mobility
    By: Arturo Pérez de Lucia. General Manager, AEDIVE
  • E-mobility as a factor to transform Asturias
    By: Adriano Mones Bayo. Chair, AEDIVE
  • E-mobility, an opportunity for the economic reactivation of Asturias
    By: María Belarmina Díaz Aguado. Director-General of Energy, Mining and Reactivation, Principality of Asturias
  • Smart charging at home: the success of the electric vehicle
    By: Javier García Breva. Expert in Energy Business Models
  • Renewed and renewable mobility
  • Home charging: the real key to the electric vehicle
  • The potential and impact of smart charging electric vehicles on the energy transition
  • Fast charging system for evs based on a CHP system
  • Sustainable mobility gets a green light
  • Strategies from AMB for a more sustainable mobility
  • Madrid 360 commits to e-mobility


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