We are launching the first large ultrafast recharging park for electric vehicles in Castilla y León
- Eight electric chargers with a total power of 1,150 kW, which enable the simultaneous charging of eight cars, allow recharging up to 80% of the battery of the vehicles between five and ten minutes.
- Salamanca becomes a strategic enclave for long-distance travel, both from the center of the country and to connect with the north and south of Spain through the Silver Route corridor.
The Mayor of Salamanca, Carlos García Carbayo; the General Director of Energy of the Junta de Castilla y León, Alfonso Arroyo; the President of Cetramesa, Pedro Díaz Mesonero; the Director of Smart Mobility of Porsche, Benjamin Bartsch, and the Director of Smart Mobility of Iberdrola, Jorge Muñoz Riesco.
Cetramesa, together with Iberdrola, has set up the first large ultrafast recharging park for electric vehicles in Castilla y León. Both entities have joined forces to turn Salamanca into a strategic enclave for long-distance travel, both from the center of the country and to connect with the north and south of Spain, through the Ruta de la Plata corridor.
The infrastructure has eight electric chargers with a total power of 1,150 kW and eight points that will enable the simultaneous charging of up to 8 cars 24 hours a day.
The presentation ceremony was attended by the Mayor of Salamanca, Carlos García Carbayo; the General Director of Energy of the Junta de Castilla y León, Alfonso Arroyo; the President of Cetramesa, Pedro Díaz Mesonero; the Director of Smart Mobility of Porsche, Benjamin Bartsch, and the Director of Smart Mobility of Iberdrola, Jorge Muñoz Riesco, who explained how the infrastructure works and presented Iberdrola's electric charging network for electric vehicles, the most powerful in Spain.
This new station, which has the most powerful chargers on the market and is part of the network of 35 high-power stations developed by Iberdrola, framed in the collaboration agreement with Porsche,External link, opens in new window. has two ultra-fast chargers of 350 kilowatts (kW) of power and six super-fast chargers of 180 kW that will allow recharging up to 80% of the battery of the vehicles between five and ten minutes.
Users of these facilities will recharge the battery of their electric cars with 100% green energy, coming from renewable generation sources, with a guarantee of origin certificate (GdOs). In addition, the recharging points are located in the Iberdrola Public Recharging App from which you can geolocate the charger, check its operation in real time and book and pay from your cell phone.
The installation of the charging points in this Secure Parking area in Salamanca has been possible thanks to an agreement whereby Cetramesa has provided the land and Iberdrola has provided the equipment and its installation. Díaz Mesonero emphasized that "this collaboration agreement allows us to advance Cetramesa's firm commitment to contribute to the reduction of the carbon footprint and the implementation of ESG actions within the framework of a more sustainable environment."
"Iberdrola is making a significant investment in this type of infrastructure to provide coverage for electric vehicle users. These are innovative facilities, suitable for any type of electric car, which allow the batteries to be charged in very short times and which, together with the network of charging points that the company has in operation in the rest of Spain, represent a definitive commitment to the decarbonization of mobility in our country," Muñoz Riesco stressed.
With this initiative, Iberdrola is making progress in its plan to deploy sustainable mobility infrastructure in Spain and, specifically, in Castilla y León, where it has more than 450 public recharging points in service in all provinces, more than 120 of which are fast and ultra-fast. In the case of Salamanca, the company has stations in the province that allow the simultaneous charging of nearly 70 vehicles.
In addition, the University of Salamanca and Iberdrola have joined in the commitment to fight climate change, the decarbonization of cities and sustainable mobility with the launch of the first parking stations, custody and recharging of electric scooters in the Campus Unamuno. With this alliance, both entities promote sustainable urban mobility among the university community of the Salamanca academic institution while offering a value-added service.
Electric mobility and green recovery
Iberdrola is aware of the need to promote electromobility in SpainExternal link, opens in new window. through coordinated and effective action with the main agents involved. In this regard, the company has already completed more than 60 infrastructure deployment agreements with administrations, institutions, companies, service stations, dealers and electric vehicle manufacturers.
The company leads the public charging infrastructure with more than 3,800 points -of which 1,300, around 35% have 50 kW of power or more- and more than 2,000 in various stages of processing. In addition to the public charging points, if we add the residential ones and those in parking lots and companies, we can talk about more than 30,000 charging points. Iberdrola will continue to contribute to the decarbonization of the economy through mobility with the aim of reaching 110,000 points by 2025.