A new partnership between McDonald's Italia and Enel X will see the installation of 200 charging points for EVs in 100 McDonald's car parks in the country by the end of 2021.

With the agreement, JuicePole and JuicePump charging stations will be installed in the McDonald's restaurants car parks and will allow two vehicles to be charged simultaneously with available power of up to 22 kW in AC for the JuicePoles and at least 50 kW in DC for the JuicePumps.

With the latter, an average of around 30 minutes will be sufficient to charge. The charging points working at maximum output will lead to a net saving of more than 1,800 tons of CO2.

The first charging stations will be installed at McDonald's restaurants of Desio, Eboli, Loreto, San Benedetto del Tronto, Ancona and Osimo, of which the last three are already active and visible on the app.

The implementation plan will shortly include the new cities of Piombino, Barberino di Mugello, Alessandria, Quartu Sant'Elena and Florence.

"We are the biggest restaurant chain in the world and we feel we should get directly involved in some of today's more urgent social and environmental challenges," said McDonald's Italia Corporate Relations and Sustainability director, Tommaso Valle.

"Through a new partnership with Enel X, which we are really proud of, we can confirm our daily commitment towards reduced environmental impact, making us the promoters of a culture of sustainability and making the services and tools that contribute to that goal more and more accessible."

For his part, Enel X head of e-mobility, Italy, Federico Caleno, added: "The agreement with McDonald's enables people to easily and consciously approach the world of electric mobility, the only real option for travelling with due regard for the environment.

 "The new charging points join the over 10,500 we have already installed nationwide and are part of a broader project that sees us involved in the creation of a European network of infrastructures."

To date, Enel X has installed more than 10,500 charging points in Italy and expects to reach a total of 28,000 by 2022.

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Original source: https://www.enelx.com/en/news-and-media/press/2020/11/mcdonalds-italia-meets-enel-x-the-first-restaurant-chain-in-italy-to-accept-the-challenge-of-sustainable-mobility-with-200-charging-points-for-electric-cars