Iberdrola to Install EV Charging Points in RB Iberia Restaurants
Iberdrola has reached an agreement with Restaurant Brands Iberia, the group that holds the master franchise operating rights for Spain
Iberdrola has reached an agreement with Restaurant Brands Iberia, the group that holds the master franchise operating rights for Spain and Portugal for the Burger King, Tim Hortons®and Popeyes brands, for the installation of up to 400 fast and super-fast electric vehicle charging points in Spain. With this initiative, Iberdrola continues to accelerate its sustainable mobility plan, which foresees the installation of 150,000 electric chargers in homes, businesses and on public roads, and its transport electrification strategy to move towards an emission-free economy. Through this agreement, RB Iberia is moving forward in its commitment to full sustainability in undertaking its activity and to reducing its carbon footprint, using its network of restaurants to promote the use of electric cars.
RB Iberia will install up to 400 electric vehicle charging points during 2021, which will be distributed across nearly 200 free standing model restaurants (independently built, chalet-style restaurants) of the Burger King® and Popeyes® brands. In addition, the group plans to incorporate around 100 new vehicle charging points in newly built free standing restaurants each year. RB Iberia's new facilities for promoting sustainable mobility will save 6,000 tonnes of CO2 per year and will have a positive impact on air quality similar to that of three million new trees
The agreement between the two companies, which is exclusive for the next 10 years, includes the installation and maintenance of super-fast (150kW), fast (50kW) and semi-fast (22kW) charging points in Burger King® and Popeyes car parks in Spain, although it could be extended to Portugal in a second stage. With this infrastructure, while users are enjoying their meals they will be able to charge the battery of their electric cars in approximately 15 to 30 minutes, with 100 % green energy from clean energy sources. RB Iberia wants to use its extensive network of restaurants to contribute to sustainable mobility and, therefore, the service will be available to any user, with no obligation to eat in the restaurant.
The chargers, located in the car parks of Burger King and Popeyes restaurants, will be geolocated and users will be able to manage charging from the Iberdrola Public Charging app, the only one in Spain that includes verified information on all electric vehicle charging points, both Iberdrola points and those of other operators. The application allows users to locate the nearest charge point, as well as reserve and pay with their mobile phone.