Iberdrola Seeks Micromobility Solutions Through PERSEO
Iberdrola is taking another step forward in its commitment to electric mobility. The company has launched a new challenge - through its PERSEO International Start-up Programme - to identify 'micromobility' solutions for parking, storage and recharging bicycles and scooters that favour the electrification of urban transport.Mobility using this type of vehicle is not only more efficient and environmentally friendly, but also greatly helps to relieve congestion in cities at times of heavy traffic, thus helping to improve air quality.
The energy company is looking for innovative solutions to ensure secure parking against theft and vandalism, to provide charging points for private users and fleets and to offer digital solutions for its management.
The proposals will be assessed taking into account criteria related to cyber security and data protection, remote monitoring and land use optimisation. In addition, the cost, maturity and suitability of the project will be assessed, along with its simplicity and scalability and the proposal's degree of digitalisation to optimise efficiency, among other variables.
Proposals can be submitted from 5 July until 31 July inclusive and the winner will be announced in September.
Iberdrola will provide the winner of the challenge with technical and financial support to test its solution. It will provide the necessary resources to deliver it: equipment and materials, infrastructure, high-tech sites and co-working areas, as well as a real environment with real data. If the pilot project is successful, Iberdrola may also offer the winner the opportunity to scale up the solution by adopting it through commercial agreements and PERSEO may even consider investing in the company that wins the challenge.
Iberdrola remains committed to the electrification of transport in its transition strategy for the transition to a decarbonised economy, and sees this as a key lever for reducing emissions and pollution, as well as for the green recovery of the economy and employment.
The company is implementing a sustainable mobility plan through which it will install 150,000 recharging points in homes, businesses, urban roads, cities and major motorways over the next few years. Its commitment to the deployment of high-efficiency stations will see the installation of ultra-fast (350 kW), super-fast (150 kW) and fast (50 kW) stations.