Iberdrola, SEAT and Volkswagen Group Spain Distribution join forces to boost electric mobility in Spain

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  • The companies have signed a strategic agreement to promote the creation of a public network of electric vehicle charging stations in Spain, promote the use of renewable energies, commercialise electric charging solutions and integrate Iberdrola’s infrastructure into the navigators of electric vehicles
  • They will encourage the use of 100% green energy in the electric vehicle supply chain. To this end, they will activate joint innovation projects, work on promoting self-consumption with green energy and promote projects to reduce CO2 emissions at power plants and dealer networks
  • Iberdrola is moving full speed ahead with its sustainable mobility plan, which entails installing 150,000 electric chargers over the next five years in homes, companies and on the public road network – on motorways it is installing super-rapid chargers. It has already installed 140 charging stations at the SEAT facility in Martorell
  • SEAT’s electromobility strategy aims to electrify its range of vehicles and promote the use of renewable energy. SEAT and CUPRA are already immersed in an electric offensive in which they will launch five new electric and hybrid models to add to the electric version of the SEAT Mii
  • The brands of Volkswagen Group Spain Distribution (Volkswagen, Audi, SKODA and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles) offer a wide range of electric vehicles and plan to launch a total of 8 pure electric models and 4 plug-in hybrids in the Spanish market in the next 18 months

Iberdrola, SEAT and Volkswagen Group Spain Distribution (VGSD) reinforce their commitment to the electrification of transport with the signing of a strategic collaboration agreement to jointly promote the deployment of electric and sustainable mobility in Spain. The alliance has been supported in the meeting held between Iberdrola’s President Ignacio Galán and the Volkswagen Group CEO and Chairman of SEAT’s Board of Directors, Dr. Herbert Diess.

The companies share the vision of the need to advance Spain’s electrification in a coordinated manner, involving alliances between the main actors that are providing solutions in this field, as well as opportunities to set up an industrial, commercial and innovation ecosystem that allows our country to maintain a prominent position in the automotive industry of the future and lead the development of sustainable mobility in Europe.

They have also identified the charging infrastructure as one of the key factors in boosting electromobility, and will therefore work together in its development in different areas of action. The green agreement includes the activation of cross-sectoral innovation projects and a plan to facilitate the deployment of fast and super-fast charging stations on the main corridors of the road network in Spain.

In addition, they will encourage their use at SEAT facilities and in SEAT and Volkswagen Group Spain Distribution dealerships, as well as integration of Iberdrola’s charging infrastructure in the navigators of electric vehicles and the selling of Iberdrola electric charging solutions at SEAT dealerships. In this context, Iberdrola has just completed the installation of 140 charging stations at SEAT centres in Martorell, including spaces for both private and public use.

“The agreement shows the ambition of our transport electrification strategy and confirms the need for continued collaboration between all the actors to respond to the challenges of a mobility based on clean energy, without CO2 emissions, and the demands of a society committed to reducing pollution and increasing energy efficiency,” explained Ignacio Galán, chairman of Iberdrola, who also stressed “the role electrification will have in the green recovery, which will lead to economic recovery and job creation.”

The CEO of the Volkswagen Group and Chairman of the Board of Directors of SEAT, Dr Herbert Diess, stated that “electric mobility is gaining ground, and demand for charging stations and clean electricity is on the rise. Now more than ever, there is a pressing need to establish an integral Europe-wide charging structure. Spain has a key role in this regard, and the Volkswagen Group wants to help to encourage electrical and emissions-free mobility in the Spanish market. Iberdrola is a strategic partner for us, particularly regarding the expansion of rapid charge points. Iberdrola is also advancing fast in terms of zero CO2 energy production and it now produces around 90% of its energy from renewable sources in Spain.” Diess summed up saying, “I am certain that by working together, Spanish roads will be electrified soon.”

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