Iberdrola to install super-fast car charging at Ballenoil service stations
- Charging stations will be installed throughout this leading independent service station network
Madrid. Iberdrola is making strides with its plan to install super-fast charging facilities at service stations to help encourage sustainable mobility on Spain's main motorways and highways. That's why the company has come to an agreement with Ballenoil to install super-fast vehicle charging facilities in the country's most extensive independent service station network, with more than 110 stations in Spain.
The charging stations will have 150kW (super fast) of power to charge vehicles at service stations in nine Spanish provinces: Madrid, Barcelona, Alicante, Toledo, Valencia, Cádiz, Sevilla, Valladolid and Asturias. A total of 20 locations are specified in the agreement, which will be given priority and installed in 2019, before expanding the initiative to the entire network.
Ballenoil customers will be able to charge their vehicles in 20 to 30 minutes, using zero-emissions electricity generated with renewable sources, all with guarantee of origin certification.
Whether or not you are an Iberdrola customer, charging an electric vehicle at these stations will be quick and easy. Download the Iberdrola Public Charging app on your phone and you will be able to geolocate the charging facilities, reserve and pay for charges.
“This is an ambitious agreement that will allow us to make progress with an optimal ally that is committed to sustainable mobility as a way of addressing climate change, innovating in the services it offers its customers”, explains Luis Bull, head of Smart Mobility at Iberdrola.
By installing these charging points, Iberdrola is helping Ballenoil to improve its services stations, with better connectivity, personal service and fuel at the best prices. “Iberdrola is the perfect partner for travelling the road to technology and innovation”, explained David Querejeta, partner and director of expansion at Ballenoil. “We want to lead the sector, which is why we need to associate with the best allies to adapt to changing trends and the behaviour of society”, explained Juan Sanz, partner and operations manager at Ballenoil.
Leading sustainable mobility
The agreement is part of Iberdrola's plans to promote and lead the transition to sustainable mobility and the electrification of transport as an effective way to fight climate change.
Iberdrola has a Sustainable Mobility Plan, which entails rolling out 25,000 electric vehicle charging stations in Spain by 2021 in homes, companies, urban and suburban areas with public access,
The plan includes installing fast, super-fast and ultra-fast charging stations at least every 100 km on the country's main motorways and highways during 2019, reaching all provincial capitals and making it possible to drive all the way across Spain in an electric vehicle.
Iberdrola is working on several initiatives to mobilise all agents involved in sustainable mobility, from governments to institutions, companies and electric vehicle manufacturers.
Innovation to meet user demand
The agreement will enable Ballenoil to keep investing in avant-garde technology to offer optimal, high-quality to its users. This arrangement is part of the company's plan to adapt and improve its service stations to satisfy new demands.