Spanish multinational utility Iberdrola has partnered with automaker Porsche to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles by increasing ultra-fast charging infrastructure in Spain.
Iberdrola will install 35 premium stations, to be known as the Porsche Iberdrola High Power Charging Network.
The network will feature the most powerful 150kW and 350kW chargers on the market which are compatible with Porsche Taycan vehicles.
Twenty of the stations will be operational next year, with the rest coming on-stream in 2022.
Each of the Porsche Iberdrola High Power Charging Network stations will have between six and eight chargers, two with up to 350kW of power and the rest between 150kW and 50kW.
The chargers will enable a porsche to reach 80% of battery capacity in just over 20 minutes.
In only 5 minutes, it will have enough extra power to travel a further 100 kilometres.
The chargers will be powered by renewable energy.
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The partnership between the two companies to promote sustainable mobility will allow Porsche customers to enjoy 6 months of free charging at Iberdrola charging stations.
Raquel Blanco, global head of Iberdrola’s Smart Mobility, said: “The agreement shows the ambition of our transport electrification strategy and confirms the need to continue to collaborate with all actors in the sector to meet the challenges of mobility based on clean energy and zero CO2 emissions.
Tomás Villén, CEO of Porsche Ibérica, adds: “We want to lead this transition process, contributing directly to the development of infrastructures. A few years ago, we reached an agreement with other manufacturers to set up Ionity, the largest European fast-charging network, which is growing every year. Now, as a result of this collaboration with Iberdrola, we are going to provide Spain’s main inter-city roads with enough charging points to ensure that long-distance trips are not an inconvenience in an electric car.”