Zunder, a Spanish charging infrastructure company, has entered into a strategic collaboration with Beroil, a petrol station operator, to expand high-power charging (HPC) facilities in Spain. However, it's worth noting that this partnership encompasses fewer than half of Beroil's petrol station locations, which total 35 across ten autonomous regions in Spain. Despite being one of the smaller petrol station chains in the country, Beroil is set to significantly enhance its HPC offerings with 80 charging points through this initiative.
Zunder's announcement does not specify a precise timeline for the implementation of these charging points. Assuming an even distribution, the plan envisions an average of five charging points per location. A visual representation shared by Zunder illustrates a High Power Charger featuring two charging points, each accompanied by an allocated parking space.
Daniel Pérez, CEO of Zunder, emphasized the significance of this strategic agreement, stating, “This strategic agreement between Zunder and Beroil demonstrates our continued commitment to building a high-quality charging infrastructure that supports the adoption of electric vehicles across the country.”
Established in 2017, Zunder received a substantial 100 million euro investment from French sustainability investor Mirova in the previous year. The company has ambitious plans to own and operate over 4,000 ultra-fast charging points in Southern Europe by 2025. Additionally, the Zunder platform is poised to manage a vast network of more than 40,000 charging points.
Collaborations between petrol station chains and HPC operators are relatively common in Spain's electric vehicle charging landscape. Energy provider Endesa, for instance, partners with Cepsa and Gasexpress. Iberdrola has HPC installations at Avia petrol stations. Conversely, Cepsa collaborates with Ionity in Spain and Portugal. Meanwhile, the Spanish oil company Repsol is actively expanding its charging network, primarily under its independent efforts.