The Cabildo of Gran Canaria has awarded almost €300,000 for the first phase of their new electric vehicle recharging network that will place charge points in strategic locations in 17 municipalities at a maximum distance of 42 kilometers from each other.
The company Etecnic has won the tender with a term of three months to carry out the necessary works that went for €445,000, to support the current needs of electric mobility and the increase in demand expected over the coming years. Modification to the energy policy model is aimed at, ideally, half of the island’s vehicles, some 200,000, using this system by 2034.
Once the installation work is completed, Puerto de Las Nieves de Agaete will have an ultra-fast recharge space for two vehicles, which will allow half of the battery to be charged in just 10 minutes, while fast-loading points will take 15 minutes in the rest of the municipalities.
Agüimes will have a point in Playa de Arinaga, while the Arucas point will be located on Calle Alcalde Suárez Franchy and the Firgas one at the roundabout a few meters from the Church of San Roque.
Gáldar’s will be on the Bajada de Las Guayarminas highway, in Guia on Calle Lomo Guillén, Ingenio on Avenida Carlos V in Carrizal, the La Aldea one on the beach and the Moya in Pico Lomito.
The network is to be completed with charging points by the Parador de Tejeda, Avenida Tomás Roca Bosch in Puerto Rico, Mogán, calle Tenderete in Santa Brígida, the Santa Lucía town center next to the church, La Mareta in Telde, one on Calle Pérez Villanueva in Teror, a charge station will be next to the ecological market in Valleseco and there will be one on Avenida Juan Carlos I in Valsequillo.
Each municipality will have an information pole visible so that users know that they can recharge there and locate it easily. After the works, the Cabildo through the Insular Council of Energy will put out a tender for the management of these stations.
Gran Canaria’s first recharging network is set to contribute to a change to the energy model of the island combat reluctance to use these types of vehicles, as the autonomy of travel throughout the island territory will now be guaranteed.
The second phase of the project aims to reach the other municipalities, namely Artenara, San Mateo and San Bartolomé de Tirajana, in addition to expanding the existing offer in the capital of Gran Canaria.
After this the next objective will be to install points at Gran Canaria Airport. Once all the phases have been completed, each municipality will have at least one recharging station capable of charging two vehicles simultaneously.