Transportation is responsible for more than a quarter of Spain's greenhouse gas emissions. That is why it is so necessary to progress towards a global transformation of mobility for all users that will enable these emissions to be reduced and contribute to European environmental targets with regard to fighting climate change.
With a business line dedicated exclusively to electric mobility, Endesa X Way, aims to enable progress towards this new form of mobility and to electrify transport in Spain. Our goal is to extend the electric vehicle charging infrastructure and, at the same time, to meet all customer requirements, by developing advanced charging technologies and flexible solutions to improve the customer experience.
With the launch of Endesa X Way the aim is to strengthen our commitment to electric mobility and we will continue working on developing the charging infrastructure plan that we started three years ago to democratise the electric vehicle and overcome the initial barrier that recharging may entail.
By the end of 2021, Endesa X Way already had more than 9,500 recharging points in both the public and private sectors, and the goal is to reach 66,000 operational recharging points by the end of 2025 (public and private).
Public charging stations
Endesa X Way has the most extensive public access charging network in Spain, with 13,900 charging stations installed by the end of 2022, 47% more than the previous year.
It is also one of the most powerful: 45% of chargers are direct current, it is a fast or ultra-fast charging network (more than 50 kW), compared to an average of 15/20% for all charging stations installed in Spain.
- Cities (Metropolitan Urban Locations): More than 2,400 charging stations. The 50 provinces in Spain already have charging infrastructure for electric vehicles and over 150 cities in Spain with more than 35,000 inhabitants already have Endesa X Way chargers.
- Main Roads: There are nearly 500 charging stations on main roads.
- Rural environment: More than 300 charging stations.
The charging infrastructure is very simple to use, if you install the Endesa X Way charging application you can charge simply by registering as a customer or directly entering your credit card details. We recommend you to register to have access to more advantageous tariffs. Endesa's charging infrastructure is also interoperable and can be accessed through applications provided by other companies with which interoperability agreements have been reached.
In 2021, Endesa X Way started to deploy ultra-fast charging stations for between 150 KW and 350 KW and today there are already more than 200 throughout Spain. The trend is for the preponderance of this type of chargers to grow in line with an automotive industry that is continually increasing the capacity of batteries. Our goal is also to create an extensive network of suitably located ultra-fast charging stations to make travel easier and eliminate the anxiety caused vehicle autonomy.
In 2022, together with Eysa, we actually inaugurated the first ultra-fast electric service station in Spain, located at a crucial point in the Community of Madrid, where 46 electric vehicles can be charged simultaneously at the 20 ultrafast charging stations (150 kW) and the 26 semi-fast stations (up to 22kW).
We have also opened ultra-fast charging hubs in La unquera (Girona) and Guarromán (Jaén) together with Andamur. And as a result of this ambition to make the electrification of mobility easier, Endesa X Way is collaborating with CEPSA, one of the main players with regard to mobility in Spain and Portugal, to install an ultra-fast charging network that covers all its service stations over the next few years.
Services adapted to customer lifestyles
The objective is for Endesa X Way to continue installing chargers with all the powers, adapting the charging speed to the uses required by customers and their lifestyles. Ultra-fast charging makes perfect sense when instant charging is required, more in line with the time it currently takes to refuel at a service station. But users will be able to recharge in numerous places, not only in ultra-fast charging service stations, and this means they will not also require high-speed charging.
As a result, in addition to ultra-fast and fast charging, Endesa X Way is investing in installations in hospitals, hotels, car parks, cinemas, restaurants, and shopping centres, where people stay for an average of more than two hours. In these cases, if only fast and ultra-fast charging were made available, we would be forcing customers to have to move their car when the charge is finished, or a worst case scenario would be that a high-power charger would be blocked by a vehicle parked for two hours in a shopping centre. This is why Endesa X has a deployment plan that takes everyone's lifestyle into account as well as the different charging powers.