Mobility Portal, Spain
Date: October 10, 2023
By Ailén Pedrotti
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Eranovum responds: How is the eMobility project progressing for the 16 EasyGas stations?

In an exclusive interview with Mobility Portal Europe, Eranovum's CEO, David Vallespin, provides insight into the design and planning details surrounding the agreement signed with EasyGas.
Eranovum's CEO, David Vallespin.
Eranovum's CEO, David Vallespin.

Eranovum and EasyGas have entered into an agreement to install electric vehicle charging points at 16 service stations belonging to the Group in Spain.

The rollout of eMobility will take place in Andalusia, Alicante, Castilla y León, Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria, the Basque Country, and Catalonia.

David Vallespin, CEO of Eranovum.

“Our ambition is to deploy chargers in the range of 240 kilowatts, but this will vary depending on the locations we need to work on,” says David Vallespin, CEO of Eranovum.

In conversation with Mobility Portal Europe, the executive elaborates that the contract covers installations ranging from 120 kW to 360 kW, depending on the specific needs of customers at each service station.

Challenges will primarily be encountered on the roadsides.

“A significant portion of the charging points is planned along the N-6, which adds complexity due to the interurban environment,” warns the CEO.

The progress of the works will largely depend on the permits to be processed and the availability of power.

Furthermore, it should be noted that chargers exceeding 100 kilowatts require medium-voltage connections, making these projects inherently longer in duration.

Eranovum’s charging point.

Meanwhile, concerning urban environments, the company is moving steadily forward with the agreement, relying on the provisions of the “Declaración Responsable” (Responsible Declaration) for streamlining the procedures for the installation of charging points throughout the country.

However, the reality in some cases differs from what was agreed upon.

The ultimate conclusion is that the first operational charging points at EasyGas stations are expected to be seen by the end of 2023.

This project adds to several others recently secured by the company.

This week, an agreement has been signed with the MetroMar Shopping Center, located in Mairena de Aljarafe, Seville.

The agreement includes the installation of 27 charging points for electric vehicles powered by 100% renewable energy.

The first of these are expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2024.

Eranovum and its 100% renewable DNA

The common thread running through all of Eranovum’s initiatives is the use of renewable energy for charging.

This has been the company’s focus from its inception in 2019 when it was founded by José Luis Aguirre and Guy Shahar Yames, two entrepreneurs with experience in the energy sector.

Their beginnings were rooted in energy generation, but two years later, they ventured into the world of electromobility while staying true to their renewable energy roots.

In this regard, David Vallespin reaffirms this commitment, stating:

We will maintain our DNA. We have a surplus of production, up to 100 times more than we consume, so we are in the process of developing formulas to apply all of this to the new eMobility demand curves.”

The innovative and technological aspect largely comes from the partners they collaborate with.

Together, they seek to propose charging solutions that combine different technologies within the same context to provide better service and cheaper energy.

The driving force behind this? In Vallespin’s words, it is to “change the paradigm of electric vehicle consumption.”

An example of this is the design of fueling stations.

“This initiative has made us much more famous than we could have imagined, and we already have three under construction,” highlights Vallespin in this context.

The first of these electric vehicle charging infrastructure will be located on the National Highway 3, near Alarcón (Cuenca).

It will offer the possibility of ultra-fast charging with 100% green energy supplied through self-consumption by two Eranovum solar plants in the area.

This means that no tolls or additional costs will be added to the charging price.

In the initial phase, the “fotolinera” will have four ultra-fast charging points of over 240 kW, with the goal of expanding to eight chargers.

That’s not all.

The installation design includes a 300 kW storage system that uses second-life electric vehicle batteries to keep the charging points operational, even during nighttime hours.

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