Interview with David Vallespín, CEO of Eranovum e-Mobility
The Eranovum Group is a group of companies focused on accelerating the transition to the new energy era. Eranovum e-Mobility is one of these companies focused on the entire ecosystem of renewable energies and electromobility. These are aspects that its CEO, David Vallespín, believes will be essential in the society of the future. “Our activity focuses on 4 main phases: investment, development, construction and subsequent long-term operation of both photovoltaic plants and charging infrastructure for electric vehicles that are supplied with 100% renewable energy”, says David.
The CEO of Eranovum e-Mobility reveals that the core values of the company, which are in its DNA, are “sustainability, guaranteeing 100% renewable energy supply throughout the entire life cycle; innovation, which is an intrinsic aspect of all our activity as we are constantly forced by market needs to reconvert and adapt; and flexibility, to be able to adapt to all the changes that occur in external areas and be able to survive, resist and persevere in this highly competitive market”.
With regard to the company’s sustainable strategy, David Vallespín assures that one of the organisation’s distinctive values for growing the electric vehicle charging network is complementarity. “On the one hand, we have 340 megawatts of peak solar production in Spain. At the same time as we are developing this solar infrastructure, we are advancing the charging network”. Eravonum e-Mobility’s CEO defines the situation that is happening between the two businesses as synergy or osmosis.
One of the company’s concerns is to be able to guarantee users that the energy they use for their electric vehicles comes from a sustainable source. “That over the whole operating life, the footprint you leave on the world because you have chosen a technology like this is very low, and that is the biggest impact that the entity can provide. David explains that Eravonum e-Mobility’s main goal is to reach 5,500 charging points by 2026 while maintaining the inalienable characteristic of supplying 100% renewable energy.
In some sectors, there is suspicion or uncertainty about whether Spain is ready for the deployment that companies such as Eravonum are aiming for. David Vallespín states that “Spain has one of the least extensive electric vehicle charging networks in Europe in terms of surface area and population. The opportunity is great to give a boost to this growing need and the market is starting to demand it from us”, and explains that the ingredients that have been missing for years are arriving both at a regulatory level and in terms of investor appetite as well as sector and social knowledge and awareness.
Eravonum e-Mobility faces several challenges to meet the 2030 Agenda. “We want to have a greater impact and particular relevance in affordable and clean energy (SDG 7); and in sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11),” says David Vallespín. Regarding SDG 11, it is essential to “address several challenges to enable this growth to happen with the necessary speed. For example, the high price of electric vehicles or the slowness of aid procedures, which need to be updated”, concludes the CEO of Eravonum e-Mobility.