GO ECO GREEN21. Iberdrola and IFEMA have decided to join together in their strategies to promote transport electrification, by signing an agreement making the energy utility IFEMA’s strategic partner in promoting sustainable mobility through a number of different actions.The first initiative in this partnership has been to implement the first sustainable public car park in a Spanish exhibition centre.
The car park will be operational from tomorrow and will be made available to attendees at the World Climate Summit (COP 25), which IFEMA is hosting from next week until 13 December.The strategic alliance was signed this morning by Iberdrola Spain’s CEO, Ángeles Santamaría, and IFEMA’s Executive Committee president, Clemente González Soler, who both visited the new green car park, called the ‘Iberdrola electric charging car park’, where they carried out the first electric charging.The infrastructure deployed at IFEMA by Iberdrola allows the simultaneous charging of 34 electric vehicles and is part of other initiatives that both companies will develop jointly, such as organising and participating in activities to raise awareness and promote electric mobility.
This is in line with its strategy to promote the transition towards a more sustainable and competitive energy model and to move forward in the decarbonisation of the economy.“The strategic agreement reached emphasises the importance of working together with all the players involved in sustainable mobility. With IFEMA we have found a perfect ally to move forward with setting up charging solutions to meet the challenges of electric mobility, based on clean energy free of CO2 emissions,” explains Ángeles Santamaría, CEO of Iberdrola Spain.
She also noted that “transport electrification, together with the unstoppable growth of electricity generated from renewable sources, will make a decisive contribution in reducing pollution in our cities and increasing energy efficiency”.For his part, the Executive Committee president of IFEMA, Clemente González Soler, pointed out that “this alliance in which Iberdrola becomes a strategic partner of the institution is a decisive step in our Social Responsibility policy and in our commitment to the United Nations Global Compact. It has not taken long for this agreement to take its first practical step, with the inauguration of the first electric charging car park in a Spanish exhibition centre. Its launch will coincide with the biggest political event on the environment, namely the World Climate Summit, which IFEMA has had the honour of producing and hosting in Spain.