“Iberdrola promotes the electric truck because it is the most sustainable, efficient and economical technological solution for transporting goods. In the short term, the technology already allows urban and peri-urban distribution to be solved, but the foundations are being laid for long-distance transport”, says Jesús López Martínez, head of heavy-duty transport at Iberdrola’s Smart Mobility.
It is more sustainable because it has no local emissions (NOx, PMs, etc) and on a global level (CO2) the Spanish electricity system is greener in the intervening day. In particular, it generated two thirds of free energy emissions last year and from time to time a new renewable generation record has been reached which is equal to the record of the installation of renewables in Spain. Only in 2022, 8.3 GW will be installed, to which will be added more than 60 GW which already favors the environmental impact of the constitution and which will be in operation in the coming years. In addition, to close the circle, the supply of renewable energy with guarantees of origin allows a 100% emission-free operation. It is more effective because there are technologies that obtain the best results compared to others: the electric consumer with a 100% renewable generation mix has an efficiency of 77% from generation to final consumption (Well to the Wheel), other technologies such as gas only has an efficiency of 27%, diesel 34% and green hydrogen, which is also free-emitting, has about 31%. Although the acquisition costs of the electric fan are higher than the traditional one, its total acquisition cost (TCO) is close to traditional technologies due to the decrease in the cost of batteries, lower infrastructure costs and lower electricity costs. trend thanks to the boost of renewables. In fact, TCO will be even more favorable in the coming years thanks to new European regulations such as the inclusion of transport in the European emissions market (ETS) from 2027, the transposition in Spain of directives for the use of the Eurovignette payment. high capacity roads, which follows the polluter principle and the principle of application of the regulation of 7 euros in 2027, which will increase the cost of acquiring vehicles with fossil fuel engines.
In addition to all this, the help of the program to procure this type of vehicle can already make the TCO more attractive, for example, MITMA offers up to €190,000 depending on the size of the company. In the current economic scenario, with a high price increase, the electrification of transport can play an important role in containing it, because the price of fuel is the final price of consumer goods (estimated up to one-sixteenth. %). In this way, electric transport, with the high penetration of renewables in Spain and the possibility of contracting energy for a long time, is a long-term inflation control mechanism. Iberdrola has a comprehensive solution where it accompanies the transport and logistics companies from the previous technical design considered to the current operations until the last time, where the company takes care of everything, including turnkey infrastructure projects, supply and installation of recharging equipment.-high power and state-of-the-art, an intelligent charging platform and a stable supply of renewable energy with guarantees of origin. In addition, since Iberdrola operates the widest and most powerful public charging network in Spain, it gives companies interested in testing electric trucks the opportunity to use the existing infrastructure, not having to commit the investment until the final decision. In this line, it offers special prices for recharging trucks in the public network in a stable way so that they can recharge not only at the base but at any authorized stations.
In 2022 it started to accommodate high-power emission stations trucks initially designed only for light vehicles and in 2023 it introduced the first fixed emission stations in Spain, namely two Disfrimur logistics bases where trucks can run up to 180 kW at the same time. In the coming months the first stations with MCS (Megawatt Charging System) will be in operation charging plates with a power of more than 1 MW. These powers will go a long way, with more than a 45-minute tachograph stop in the mandatory, more than the power consumed in the maximum 4.5 hours that the battery can work to recharge. “Iberdrola is firmly committed to the electrification of heavy transport, contributing its proven experience in the field of charging infrastructure with the largest public network and competitive prices for energy from renewable sources,” said Jesús López Martínez, head of Iberdrola’s Smart cargo. Mobility.