Iberdrola, Volkswagen & SEAT to Develop EV Chargers in Spain
SEAT SA, Iberdrola and the Volkswagen Group have strengthened their commitment to electric mobility by signing a strategic alliance to promote electrification in Spain. The main objectives of the collaboration agreement, which was signed within the framework of the Power Day organised today by the Volkswagen Group, are to supply renewable energy in the electric vehicle value chain, develop and create a public charging infrastructure network. Firstly, this strategic plan calls for the supply of renewable energy for the Volkswagen Group’s facilities in the Iberian Peninsula. With this move the Volkswagen Group is taking a further step towards its goal of becoming an environmentally neutral company by 2050, in line with the Paris Agreement. The agreement makes Iberdrola the energy partner of reference, which will help the automotive group achieve these targets.
The alliance, which can be extended to other countries, also calls for the supply of energy with guarantees of renewable origin and other energy solutions to the Group end customers.
Another key area of action of the agreement to promote electromobility will be the contribution to the development of the country’s charging infrastructure. The three partners estimate that, by taking into account the expected evolution of the electric vehicle fleet in Spain, the roll-out of a network of around 350,000 urban and interurban public charging points will be needed by 2030. Iberdrola is developing a public charging infrastructure plan that will ensure a sufficient number of charging points, including fast and ultra-fast charging (HPC), to serve the country’s main corridors and cities.