The Renault group and Iberdrola have signed a strategic collaboration agreement through which the French consortium lays the foundations to achieve climate neutrality in both Spain and Portugal.
The energy to the automobile industry will be renewable energy in the long term and will implement heat electrification and energy efficiency solutions in its factories, in addition to analyzing renewable projects ‘on-site’ (photovoltaic and wind power plants). They will also work on the reuse of electric vehicle batteries for energy storage and its subsequent supply.
On the other hand, the analysis and design of electric mobility and recharging solutions is contemplated, both for internal use of the own fleets in the plants and for linked cargo (vehicles of employees, third companies and end customers).
As both companies have highlighted, this alliance will allow Renault to achieve its zero carbon footprint objective, set out in its strategic plan Renaulution. It will also enable the use of green electricity in its factories or the use of big data in the management of energy efficiencies, among other initiatives.
In this way, Iberdrola will help Renault decarbonize its facilities on the Iberian Peninsula over the next three years. The French automobile consortium plans to reduce its emissions by 50% worldwide by 2030.
The industrial director of Renault and president-general director of Renault Iberia, José Vicente de los Mozos, and the president of Iberdrola, Ignacio Sánchez Galán, have sealed the agreement at the Valladolid Bodywork and Assembly factory facilities
De los Mozos has stressed that Renault has become “the most committed automotive company in environmental matters”, while Sánchez Galán has said that both firms share the objective of achieving an “emission-free economy”.
Likewise, it has claimed that the plants of the French consortium in Spain and Portugal will be the first carbon-neutral car manufacturing facilities, with renewable energy supply, heat electrification, second battery life cycle and with the possibility of using other technologies. , like green hydrogen.
Both managers have visited the facilities where the batteries for the hybrid vehicles produced in Valladolid and Palencia are assembled. In addition, they have traveled the assembly line of the Body and Assembly factory where the Captur plug-in hybrid is manufactured.
Finally, they visited the Valladolid R + D + i Center which, with the awards of the Renaulution strategic plan, will have responsibilities for all the new electrified products that are going to be produced in the Spanish plants.