- Endesa X will install 110 charging points in the 55 centres of the supermarket cooperative Consum in 11 Spanish provinces. The first 23 are already up and running and another 20 are about to become operational.
- The rapid chargers to be installed are rated at up to 50 kW, which means a vehicle can be charged in about half an hour, the time it usually takes customers to do their shopping.
- Consum thus becomes the first Spanish supermarket chain to implement an extensive public access recharging network - which can also be expanded - and offer its customers this new service.
- This agreement forms part of the electric vehicle charging infrastructure development plan Endesa presented last year which includes the installation of 8,500 public access charging points by 2023.
Endesa X and Consum supermarkets have signed a deal for an initial 110 charging points for electric vehicles to be installed in the car parks of 55 of the cooperative’s centres. The first 23 are already up and running and another 20 are about to become operational. The charging points will be distributed throughout Andalusia, the Valencia Region, Castilla La Mancha, Catalonia and Murcia although the initiative will be expanded to more locations, and they will use 100% renewably-sourced electricity.
The rapid chargers to be installed are rated at up to 50 kW, which means a vehicle can be charged in about half an hour (depending on the particular vehicle and how much charge the battery has to start with), the time it usually takes customers to do their shopping. Users will have to have Endesa X's app JuicePass (available for IOS and Android) to activate the service and start the recharging process. It will not be necessary to register to use the app, since you can charge and pay each time with a credit card.
Creating a profile in the application and registering with JuicePass has several advantages for customers: the process is expedited; detailed information of charging points, prices and operating hours is available; charging particulars can be monitored in real time and your history of charges and invoices accessed; and there are discounts off the charging price.