Endesa has doubled its electric vehicle recharging network by rolling out 600 charging points throughout Spain

• In 2012 alone, the company installed 300 charging points for individuals and corporates, doubling the size of its charging network in two years.

• The company is implementing the Enel Group’s programme to foster electric mobility.

• To date, Endesa has rolled out a fast-charging network comprising 11 charging stations in Spain and 1 in Latin America.

Madrid, 29-3-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Over the last two years, Endesa has doubled the size of its electric vehicle recharging network by rolling out 600 charging points across Spain. The company is implementing the Enel Group’s programme to support the diffusion of electric mobility worldwide as a key tool to tackling climate change, promoting the Enel Group electric vehicle recharge infrastructure. This year alone Endesa has made 298 new charging stations available to residential and corporate customers in Spain (in 2011, 302 charging points were also installed). Endesa is also in the process of rolling out a further 100 charging stations in Spain.

Most of the charging stations have been installed at corporate customer premises, nevertheless residential installations have also been carried out, as Endesa provides a comprehensive service to its customers.

In Latin America, Enel and Endesa continue to push forward with electric mobility through local group subsidiaries. These companies installed 75% more charging points in 2012, with Chile and Colombia at the forefront of this revolution.

Chilean electricity distribution company, Chilectra, rolled out 23 charging stations in the country in 2012, compared to six in the previous year, and has a further 20 in the pipeline for this year.

In 2012, Electricity distributor Codensa installed 15 charging stations in Colombia in addition to the 5 installed in the previous year. The company plans to roll out a further 75 charging points in the future, which include the 55 points to be installed as part of a pilot project for fifty electric taxis in Bogota.

Ampla and Coelce, subsidiaries of the Group in Brazil and Edesur in Argentina have also joined the electric mobility revolution, boasting a total of four charging points (two in each country), while Edelnor in Peru is working towards the installation of its first charging network.

Fast-charging networks

The Enel Group is also developing its own technological solutions for fast charging electric vehicles, within the framework of the Crave project. Crave is aimed at integrating renewable energy generation and battery storage with fast charging, in collaboration with the CIRCE Foundation at the University of Zaragoza. This work has already enabled Endesa to install the first public fast-charging point in Spain (in Barcelona), and the first in Latin America (in Santiago de Chile, through  distributor Chilectra). To date, a total of 14 fast-charging points are installed on both sides of the Atlantic (11 on the European side and three on the American side, respectively).

Commercial offering

In order to promote electric mobility in Spain, Endesa has included in its range of products and customer services an added-value proposal in the form of electric mobility, which is segmented according to the type of customer, whether domestic or corporate.The company offers an integrated turnkey solution that includes recharging infrastructure and installation, with personalised technical advice as well as zero-interest financing facilities for domestic customers and specially-designed electric vehicle charging rates.

Endesa’s product catalogue contains a wide range of equipment, thereby offering each customer the recharging point that best meets their needs, whether these be conventional-recharging points or rapid-recharging points. Within the framework of the offer, a team of technicians visits each customer installation to assess their electricity system and prepare a personalised estimate.

In 2012, Endesa became a Load Manager, enabling customers to sell back to the grid any residual energy from EV charging.

At the end of 2012 Endesa launched its special green tariff for EV users. This tariff has three time slots allowing users to charge their vehicles at night at a significantly reduced rate.

Endesa has developed specialised customer service channels to provide information to all potential users and anyone else interested in electric mobility in general and the company’s role in its promotion. In addition to its electric mobility helpline, Endesa has designed a website where users are able to see exactly what the company is doing in the market, as well as its product catalogue, the financial and environmental benefits of electric mobility, and the Government subsidies available, among other things.


Electric vehicles, Endesa and the Enel Group

The Enel Group is actively involved in the creation of innovative electric mobility solutions and is working on major projects to promote electric mobility in the countries where it operates, particularly in Italy and Spain.

Enel has developed and installed a smart recharging infrastructure also leveraging on the smart metering infrastructure created by Enel and operating for millions of customers in Europe. Besides providing the basic end-user services related to the EV charging process, Enel’s charging points also provide additional features through online smart management ensured by the Electric Mobility Management System (EMMS). EMMS supplies value-added services to electric mobility actors, including charging point location and booking, billing, consumption monitoring, network planning and asset management.

Enel and Endesa are also participating in various projects financed by the European Community to promote electric mobility and define the regulatory framework in Europe Green eMotion and Unplugged.

In Italy, in order to promote electric mobility technology, Enel is also taking part in numerous projects and has reached a number of partnership agreements with car manufacturers, local authorities and electricity distributors. Moreover Enel has rolled out an extensive charging network between domestic and corporate customers.

In Spain, Endesa is leading with Mitsubishi Corporation the Zem2All project, a Euro 60 million initiative which will test the new services and advantages offered by electric mobility in Malaga with the installation of 200 conventional charging stations, 23 rapid recharging points, 6 bidirectional V2G points and a fleet of 160 iMiev electric vehicles (www.zem2all.com), which will be integrated within the Enel Electric Mobility Management system (EMM).

Endesa was also one of the first companies to join international standardisation and regulation groups for electric mobility equipment, systems and solutions. It is also the European chair of CHAdeMO, the Japanese association that provides fast charge services for EV users and is aimed at expanding the installation of these charging points worldwide as well as setting charging standards. Actually, 77% of the electric cars sales in Spain uses this quick charge technology.



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