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Iberdrola and Macro work together to promote sustainable mobility

Iberdrola charging station at the Macro establishment.

Both companies have agreed to work in a coordinated manner on deployment of a network of public charging points in the wholesale distributor’s stores

Sunday, 24 July 2022, 01:41

Iberdrola and Macro have come together to promote electric mobility in Spain and drive the transition towards more sustainable transport. To this end, in 2021, they signed an agreement under which the two companies would work in a coordinated manner to deploy a network of public charging points across all of the wholesale distributor’s stores as well as their central offices in Madrid. There are plans to set up over 280 charging points in a total of 37 macro locations.

This alliance will support Macro and Iberdrola to promote the fight against climate change, improve air quality in cities, as well as contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, and identify themselves as benchmarks in deployment. arising out of the common interest of of electromobility. The agreement marks the commissioning of the first recharging stations at Macro stores in Valladolid, Castellón, Barcelona, ​​Cordoba and Tarragona. Currently, work is underway at the rest of the locations and in the coming days, recharging stations located in Macro stores in Palma, Granada, Pamplona and Valencia Albuixch will be operational.

Users of points set up in these macro locations will recharge their electric cars batteries with 100% green energy, from renewable generation sources, with a Certificate of Origin Guarantee (GDO). Recharging points will be located on the Iberdrola public recharging app, which is the only one in Spain that includes verified information on all electric vehicle chargers, both of Iberdrola and other operators, allowing the charger to be geolocated, check its operation in real time And book and pay from your mobile.

Additionally, the alliance between Iberdrola and Macro includes the installation of photovoltaic self-consumption in 10 centers (with a total installed power of 6 MW), to generate renewable energy at Macro sites, thus reducing emissions.

The electric company implements a sustainable mobility plan with an investment of 150 million euros, with which it will accelerate the deployment of charging points for electric vehicles in the coming years. The initiative is expected to set up around 150,000 recharging points for homes and companies as well as on urban roads, in cities and on major highways in the coming years. Establishment of ultra-fast (350 kW), super-fast (150 kW) and fast (50 kW) stations will fulfill the commitment of deployment of high efficiency stations.

Iberdrola’s public charging network currently has more than 2,500 operating charging points with 100% renewable energy with a guarantee of origin.

Iberdrola is aware of the need to promote electric mobility in Spain through coordinated and effective action with the main agents involved. In this regard, the company has already completed more than 50 infrastructure deployment agreements with administrations, institutions, companies, service stations, dealers and electric vehicle manufacturers. Do not forget that a kilometer in an electric car is 15 times cheaper than gasoline.

The company has been the first Spanish company to sign up for The Climate Group’s EV100 initiative, which aims to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles, electrifying its entire fleet of vehicles and recharging for employees at its businesses in Spain and the UK. facility is to be provided. 2030.

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