Little by little, the public charging network is growing in Spain. Although much work remains to be done, private companies are making efforts to expand charging points for electric cars. In this commercial race, Iberdrola wants to become one of the main protagonists with its expansion program. So far this year Iberdrola increases its public recharge network by 65% to add more than 2,500 points distributed throughout the country. A preliminary step to what is to come in the coming years.
With an exponential growth rate, more than 100 new chargers are inaugurated every month. The company’s charging stations have already reached more than 500 different points throughout the public network. So far this year, Iberdrola’s charging network has supplied 9.5 GWh of energy, which would be equivalent to more than 3.5 million liters of fuel. It is only a preliminary step in the advanced proposals that are on the table for the coming years.
The Iberdrola group has plans to install around 150,000 high-efficiency charging points by 2025, both on urban roads, in cities and large highways, as well as in homes and businesses. To these points must be added the installation of new ultra-fast charging stations in strategic areas of the country, mainly on the main roads connecting the road network, such as the Mediterranean corridor or long-distance highways.
The project has a budget of 150 million euros. Various actions are also contemplated for the electrification of public transport. In this sense, the company has installation of more than 280 chargers scheduled in the coming months. A high-power charging network that will provide energy to the most modern urban bus fleets that already run through some cities in Spain such as Madrid, Barcelona or Bilbao.
The expansion of the public charging network is not the only objective in which Iberdrola is immersed. The company aspires to have a 100% electric vehicle fleet by 2030. The rejuvenation of its car fleet will be marked by the use of emission-free vehicles. The change will not only affect the national park, but also in the various countries where Iberdrola has open projects such as the United States, Mexico or Brazil. In the latter, the company has just presented the first electric truck with its own patented technology that is used in electricity distribution activities.