IBERDROLA AND MITSUBISHI SIGN PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT TO PROMOTE E-MOBILITY IN SPAIN
In keeping with both companies’ commitment to sustainable mobility
- The power company will recommend that its customers choose electric vehicles from Mitsubishi while the carmaker will also recommend the Iberdrola Green Mobility initiative
- Iberdrola will also give first consideration to Mitsubishi’s offer when acquiring vehicles for its fleet while the latter will prioritise Iberdrola’s recharging solutions for its Spanish network of dealerships and offices
Iberdrola, via its subsidiary Servicios Energéticos, and MMC Automóviles España SA (MMCE) today inked a partnership agreement aimed at fostering the progressive roll-out of e-mobility in Spain as part of their commitment to sustainability.
The agreement was signed this morning at Iberdrola’s Madrid headquarters by Rafael del Río, from MMCE’s electric vehicles business, and José Carlos Villalvilla, from Iberdrola Servicios Energéticos.
The agreement, which can currently be extended annually, establishes a framework for collaboration which includes the recommendation of each party's current products and services in the field of e-mobility.
Thus, Iberdrola will encourage its customers to choose Mitsubishi vehicles, while the carmaker will recommend the Iberdrola Green Mobility initiative, a comprehensive commercial package encompassing the electric vehicle, the installation of recharging stations, financing and the provision of a 100% renewable energy supply.
Under the terms of the agreement, Mitsubishi and Iberdrola will also explore opportunities to jointly exploit the commercial opportunities that may arise from their respective customer portfolios and will periodically organise technological exchange meetings where they will discuss the technical requirements of the carmaker's electric vehicles and Iberdrola's recharging stations to ensure full compatibility.
The two companies have also undertaken to give first consideration to their respective products and services. Iberdrola, for example, will prioritise the acquisition of Mitsubishi electric vehicles for its fleet while Mitsubishi will consider Iberdrola's energy supply services and recharging solutions before those of other companies for its Spanish network of dealerships and offices.
This partnership agreement underscores not only the commitment of Iberdrola and Mitsubishi to sustainable development but also their desire to continue contributing to the creation of value in the industrial and services sectors, which is already reflected in their respective business projects.
MMC AUTOMÓVILES ESPAÑA
MMC Automóviles España is the official importer of Mitsubishi Motors vehicles in Spain.
Noted for its creative engineering and constant innovation, Mitsubishi Motors has been developing and manufacturing electric vehicles for over 40 years. Since that time it has tirelessly pursued research in this area to move to the forefront of this technology, culminating in the manufacture and large-scale sale of the first electric vehicle operated by high-density lithium-ion batteries, well ahead of its competitors.
Its commitment to the environment is founded on its 100% zero-emissions electric vehicle, the i-MiEV or Mitsubishi Innovative Electric Vehicle. This commitment runs through its entire product range, with all models fitted with state-of-the-art engines boasting low consumption and technologies which make maximum use of power and minimise CO2.emissions.
The high-tech i-MiEV has also received numerous accolades for its many innovations and its outstanding contribution to efficient and sustainable mobility. Its Operating System, which forms the heart of the electric workings and is Mitsubishi Motors’ outstanding feature, is particularly noted.
Iberdrola is a private company with a global footprint and expertise garnered over a history stretching back more than 150 years. The group has around 30,500 employees in over 40 countries on four continents and serves some 31 million customers. Having embarked on a major growth and international expansion in 2001 entailing investment of €67 billion by the end of 2010, Iberdrola is now the largest Spanish energy group, the world leader in wind energy and one of the world’s five largest utilities by market capitalisation.
Last year, in line with its commitment to fostering energy efficiency, the group launched Iberdrola Servicios Energéticos, a subsidiary charged with promoting energy saving and efficiency initiatives and related services for households, businesses and government bodies. This new company provides its customers with value-added products and services, including a complete range of electric mobility services, that dovetail with market trends by offering solutions that are not only competitive in terms of price, but also attractive in terms of energy efficiency and service quality.