Madrid, Spain – General Motors Europe has signed an agreement with Spanish power company Iberdrola to jointly perform a feasibility study to analyze the technical requirements of a recharging infrastructure for plug-in electric cars. The study will examine the integrated marketing and viability of such a system.
Both companies already work together in an international project related to plug-in electric vehicles, coordinated by the U.S. Electric Power Research Institute and with the participation of 41 other electrical companies worldwide.
The main areas of the study, which will be carried out in Spain and the United Kingdom, are in convenient and safe charging for consumers. GM and Iberdrola will analyze the requirements for the location of plug sockets in private homes and offices, in public or private parking, and for the installation of electricity meters.
Within the framework of the study, both companies expect to develop specific actions to assess the optimum viability of electric cars. Should the study be positive, both companies foresee evaluating possible agreements with the different European, national, regional and local governments to support implementation of the initiative.