The Spanish energy supplier Endesa is cooperating with parking management company SABA to install up to 400 charging points for electric cars in its carparks. The first 144 of the 22 kW charging points have already been put into operation in 36 locations across 14 Spanish cities.
Cities which have been equipped with chargers on their lots include Madrid, Barcelona, A Coruña, Alicante, Marbella and Pamplona. The agreement with SABA is part of Endesa’s plan, which was presented last November, to build over 8,500 public charging points in Spain by 2023, with more than 100,000 charging points in residential and business car parks.
The charging points will have 22 kW charging capacity, which allows for an 80% charge in about an hour, according to Endesa. The chargers will also be fitted with universal connectors, allowing all customers to use them. Mapping of the stations will take place via an app, as well as allowing for third-party payments for one-time customers.
Support for the venture was also found in the form of the Alternative Mobility Support Plan by the government, which provides subsidies for the construction of the charging points. The company added: “adapting to new times means committing to change and introducing new technologies in order to improve customer service,” underscoring their intentions to fully take advantage of the electric mobility market.