Iberdrola has opened a Premium Service Station with super-rapid and rapid charging points along one of the main corridors on the Peninsula connecting western Andalusia and Portugal.

The station has a 150-kW charger and two rapid and standard chargers, with 50 kW and 22 kW respectively.

The Premium Service Station in Monesterio with super-rapid charging facilities is on the Leo Complex, a facility visited by 4.7m vehicles last year.

In Extremadura, the company is applying for permission to build a further 18 charging stations on public roads – one of them a Premium station – and it is looking at seven more sites several of which will host super-rapid chargers.

Iberdrola will invest EUR150m (US$174m) in its sustainable mobility plan during the next five years.

The initiative will ramp up the commissioning of the electric vehicle charging points to a total of 150,000 in homes, companies and on the public road network, consisting of super-rapid and ultra-rapid chargers (150 kW and 350 kW respectively) on the country's main motorways. These will be installed every 100 km and 200 km, respectively.

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Work is already underway to build super-rapid charging infrastructure on two more of the country's most important corridors: the North-West motorway or A6 between Madrid and Galicia and the North-East motorway or A2, which will enable electric vehicles to charge as far as Barcelona.

So far, Iberdrola has installed 5,500 electric charging points nationwide. Around 600 of these are rapid charging points on roads and motorways. The company has more than 1,800 rapid, super-rapid and ultra-rapid charging points on public roads in different stages of development.

Electric vehicle drivers using Iberdrola stations can charge their electric vehicles with 100 % green energy from clean generation sources with renewable Guarantee of Origin (GoO) certificates.

The Premium Station in Monesterio is now available on the Iberdrola Public Charging App. The digital app enables drivers to locate, check the operational status, and in the case of Iberdrola chargers, book a charging point and pay with a mobile phone.