Iberdrola and McDonald's consolidate their agreement for sustainable mobility
- Iberdrola and McDonald's maintain their collaboration agreement with the installation of new electric chargers throughout 2022.
- The alliance has already made possible the implementation of chargers in Extremadura, Valencia, Madrid, Castilla y León, Andalusia and the Balearic Islands.
McDonald's, the leading company in the restaurant sector in Spain, reaffirms its commitment to sustainability by moving forward with the implementation of new 50 kW electric chargers for vehicles in the car parks of its more than 550 restaurants. To this end, it has a collaboration agreement with Iberdrola, a leader in the electricity sector, which has resulted in the implementation of twenty-two charging points to date, and which this year includes the installation of new electric charging stations.
Among the main advantages of these chargers is the possibility of charging more than 80% of the battery of an electric vehicle in less than half an hour. This initiative is part of McDonald's sustainability commitments and, at the same time, is part of the "Happy Change" collaborative movement, presented at the beginning of 2020 and which continues to promote different initiatives, including the installation of charging points.
The collaboration between McDonald's and Iberdrola has already resulted in the installation of more than twenty charging points in the towns of Cáceres, Sagunto, Valladolid, Alcalá de Henares and Alcorcón, Badajoz, Golmayo (Soria), Mijas, Málaga and Palma de Mallorca.
Natalia Mota, Director of Purchasing, Quality and Environment at McDonald's Spain, highlights: "This alliance is part of our commitment to sustainable mobility. In this way, our restaurants offer good times to our consumers as well as options and services that help to take care of the environment".
McDonald's promotes the use of the electric car and offers this service to anyone who comes to a restaurant with an electric car charger, with no obligation to place an order.
Alfonso Calderón, Iberdrola's Commercial Director for Spain, explains that "the commitment to the electrification of the economy and transport continues to mark the company's roadmap and is fully in line with the fight against climate change. This type of agreement is a clear example of where we are heading, and will help anyone who wants to use the electric car in an increasingly convenient and simple way".
Iberdrola is rolling out a sustainable mobility plan, with an investment of €150 million, with which it will intensify the deployment of charging points for electric vehicles in the coming years. The initiative envisages the installation of around 150,000 charging points, both in homes and businesses, as well as on urban roads, in cities and on the main motorways in the coming years. The commitment to the deployment of high-efficiency stations will take the form of ultra-fast (350 kW), super-fast (150 kW) and fast (50 kW) stations.