Over 500 Endesa employees will have their own electric vehicle this year

Published on Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Endesa has launched the third edition of its mobility plan for employees, designed to assist another 250 workers within the company with the acquisition of an electric vehicle for private use. Thanks to the first two editions, 274 people have already purchased an electric vehicle, which represents around 7% of the total number of electric vehicle sales in Spain. In total, over this period, these vehicles have covered over 3 million kilometres, preventing the recurring annual emission into the atmosphere of over 600 tonnes of CO2.

The new edition of the sustainable mobility plan once again includes agreements with different electric vehicle manufacturers, although employees can choose between the 8 models on offer. All the models are 100% electric, with homologated autonomies that can reach over 300 kilometres in some cases.

The plan offers a purchase or leasing solution, with everything included (vehicle, maintenance and insurance). This third edition offers two solutions: all-inclusive lease contracts for 24 months or a revolving credit, which saves additional costs and, above all, enables the possibility of returning the vehicle once the contract has ended to beat the technological obsolescence barrier.

In order to promote electric vehicles, the company is once again giving electric vehicles parking priority in its main offices and participants can once again take advantage of an economic incentive granted by the company for collaborating with the dissemination of the plan.

Employees will have the support of the project office created with the first edition, to address any requests for information and to accompany employees throughout the entire process.

The company also offers its employees and the general public terms for acquiring a domestic charging point via the Comprehensive Electric Vehicle Solution, which enables the installation, maintenance, guarantee and financing thereof.

Since the start of the mobility plan for employees, it has included the installation of charging infrastructures in the company's main offices. The Madrid and Seville head offices have a car park just for electric vehicles with access to semi-fast emergency chargers. There is also a fast charging point installed (also in Barcelona), which is valid for any electric vehicle model and with which employees can charge 80% of their car battery in less than 20 minutes.

The plan forms part of Endesa’s strategy to decarbonise the economy, by replacing fossil fuels with renewables. Electricity is essential in this process –the electrification of demand-, since its final use has zero emissions.

The implementation of this plan and the success thereof among Endesa’s employees has been recognised in various areas, including being selected as the Proyecto Clima 2016 (Climate Project) by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and the Environment in recognition of its contribution to reducing CO2 emissions.

Sustainable, safe and electrified mobility

Also forming part of this strategy, Endesa aims to optimise and electrify its fleet of vehicles by 2019. The challenges established for the next 3 years include tripling the number of electric vehicles in its fleet; consolidating the presence of hybrid vehicles, reaching a percentage in excess of 17% and reducing its combustion fleet by 14%. This will reduce emissions by 10% in 2019, compared with 2016.

Endesa has 4 times the number of pure electric vehicles it had in 2010, which are used for professional tasks. Throughout 2017, more units are going to be incorporated, reaching one hundred electric vehicles by the end of the year. Since 2008 Endesa also has the largest fleet of hybrid vehicles in Spain: 450 units. Each vehicle of these characteristics emits one tonne of CO2 less a year than a vehicle with a diesel engine.

The company has also launched a new plan to electrify the fleet of its senior management representation vehicles. The aim is for 4 in 10 vehicles in this segment to be hybrid or 100% electric by 2020.