Electric vehicles in Majorca can now be charged without a contract

Published on Monday, 6 March 2017

  • The ecaR charging club, installed by Endesa in Majorca, has six fast charging points separated by an average of 35 kilometres, covering the most popular routes on the island and it has the three most common standards, which guarantees electric mobility throughout the island for any electric vehicle on the market.
  • The company is the first charging manager to comply with European legislation, which establishes that all public points of access should be available to anyone regardless of whether they have a contract with the infrastructure supplier or operator.
  • A new version of the ecaR application enables users to see if the charger is free; reserve it; access a guided service to the nearest point; or pay for charging the vehicle from their phone by credit card.

 

You arrive, you charge your car, you pay and you leave. As easy as that. Any electric vehicle user driving in Majorca can now freely use the 6 fast charging points that form part of Endesa's ecaR project deployed on the island. Thanks to the new application for mobiles and tablets, users can now pay for the charging service by credit card, thanks to the new mobile payment feature. Endesa has just  made all its charging points available to everyone, without having to have a contract, as established by EU Directive 2014/94/EU, on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure, which has now been transposed by Spanish legislation. 

Thanks to this new application for mobiles, which is much more intuitive and has a new design, users can enjoy more features: open the charging point from mobiles, without having to use an additional physical card; follow the charging status; stop it voluntarily; use the service’s instant billing feature; receive an e-ticket; and check their ticket data history; apart from paying by credit card.

Members of the ecaR charging club will not need to carry their existing charging access card. Simply by identifying themselves with their mobile, users can carry out the entire charging process and this will be included in their next monthly bill, which can be accessed easily from their mobile device. In addition, as a member of the club, they can benefit for extremely good financial conditions. 

The 6 fast charging points on the island will also include a new identification element (QR code), which provides users with the exact location. Users can already locate the chargers via the charging point map with the application’s GPS coordinates or by selecting the point from a list on their mobiles.

There is also a new tutorial available that explains the new processes for accessing the charging infrastructure, for ecaR members and users without a contract.

Owners of electric vehicles wishing to become members of the Self-Charging Club simply have to visit Endesa’s sales office in Palma de Majorca or one of the 11 service points distributed across the island. Once they register and obtain their welcome pack, they can start enjoying all the benefits offered by the club.

Endesa launched the ecaR project in the summer of 2015, with the collaboration of a number of electric vehicle manufacturers, hire car companies and service stations, where 5 of the six charging points are located. The last of these is located on Endesa’s Ca´s Tresorer plant. Hire car operators that have already subscribed to the programme have incorporated 25 electric vehicles into their fleet, offering their clients an all-inclusive service: electric vehicle + charging.

March, 06 2017

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