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General Motors Europe And Iberola
Sign Agreement To Begin A Feasibility Study Which Will
Analyze The Recharging Infrastructure For Plug-In Electric
The cooperation between General
Motors Europe and Iberdrola reflects the interest of both
companies to enhance the development of these types of vehicles,
whose large-scale production will contribute to environmental
protection. The agreement was signed by Javier Villalba,
Director of Spain Network Business from Iberdrola, and Jamal El-Hout,
Vice President, Product Planning from General Motors Europe.
Madrid. General Motors Europe and
Iberdrola have signed an agreement to jointly perform a
feasibility study which, ultimately, will analyze the technical
requirements of a recharging infrastructure for the integrated
marketing and viability of plug-in electric cars. The agreement
was signed by Javier Villalba, Director of Spain Network
Business, and Jamal El-Hout, Vice President, Product Planning
General Motors Europe.
This cooperation reflects the
interest of both companies, worldwide leaders in their
respective business areas, to encourage the development of
electric vehicles, in particular extended-range electric
vehicles like the Chevrolet Volt, which will significantly
contribute energy efficiency and environmental protection.
Both companies already work
together in an important international project related to
plug-in electric vehicles, coordinated by the prestigious
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) from the United States
and with the participation of another 41 electric companies from
all over the world.
The main areas of the study, which
will be carried out in Spain and the United Kingdom, are
convenient and safe charging for consumers. GM and Iberdrola
will analyze the requirements for the location of plug sockets
in private homes and offices; public or private parking and for
the installation of electricity meters.
In the framework of this study,
both companies expect to develop specific actions to assess the
optimum viability of electric cars. General Motors Europe and
Iberdrola will analyze E-REV technology and the electrical
network capacity and will specify the conditions for the
electrical charge of vehicles.
In case the outcome of the
viability research is positive, both companies foresee further
cooperation with the different European, national, regional and
local governments, to support the implementation of this
(Dec 14, 2008)