Iberdrola has reached an agreement with Restaurant Brands Iberia (RB Iberia) for the installation of charging points for electric cars in Burger King and Popeyes restaurants, with semi-fast (22 kW), fast (50 kW) and super fast (150 kW) powers .
According to the energy company, they will be located in about 200 restaurants and will be geolocated and managed through Iberdrola’s public recharge mobile application. The agreement is exclusive for the next 10 years.
RB Iberia, a group that integrates the exploitation rights as a franchise master for Spain and Portugal of the Burger King, Tim Hortons and Popeyes brands, plans to incorporate around 100 charging points in restaurants free standing [de construcción independiente, tipo chalet] year.
These new RB Iberia facilities to promote sustainable mobility will save 6,000 tons of CO2 per year and will have a positive impact on air quality similar to that of three million new trees.
With this infrastructure, users will be able to recharge the battery of their electric cars in an approximate time of between 15 and 30 minutes, with 100% green energy, from clean generation sources. To use it, it is not mandatory to consume in restaurants. In addition, Iberdrola and RB Iberia could extend their alliance in a second stage to Portugal
For its part, Iberdrola continues to accelerate its sustainable mobility plan, which provides for the installation of 150,000 electric chargers in homes, companies and on public roads. The commercial director of Iberdrola Spain, Alfonso Calderón, has indicated that this agreement confirms the need to continue collaborating with all the agents involved in sustainable mobility.
“Burger King and Popeyes are an excellent ally with which to advance in the implementation of solutions for the electrification of transport, with which to respond to the challenges of decarbonization and the improvement of the air quality of our cities and municipalities” , has underlined.
For his part, the President of Restaurant Brands Iberia, Gregorio Jiménez, has indicated that the alliance with Iberdrola “represents another important advance” in the firm’s commitment to sustainability, “aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of our restaurants, which they are the heart of our activity “.
The group has more than 500 of its own restaurants in Spain and, within its commitment to saving energy, it is carrying out an ambitious energy self-consumption plan to install photovoltaic panels in nearly 300 restaurants in Spain.