By Isha Sesay • 16 November 2019 • 19:00
The new electric power station boasts 1050kw charge points. Credit: Asima Polígonos
THE first electric power station in the Balearic Islands has been inaugurated at the Son Castello industrial estate in the capital.
This is the first private initiative from the Industrial Association of Mallorca (ASIMA) which adds to the 48 current public charging points on the island.
The new power station boasts 10 50kw charge points and has been built on Gran Vía Asima, described by Francisco Martorell, President of ASIMA, as “the best location because it brings together the biggest car companies on the island”.
The opening ceremony was attended by Juan Pedro Yllanes, Minister of Energy Transition and José Hila, the Mayor of Palma, where it was explained that the new power station will curb climate change and promote the electric car within the automobile sector.
In a statement to the press, Yllanes announced that “the government is committed to the project and that it will provide €6 million to place charging points across the Balearic Islands”. He added that the goal is to have 1,000 points by 2025, where “the climatic emergency, the law and health demand this type of service”.
Enrique Bañuelos de Castro, President of the QEV Group, said that by February more charging points will be installed across the island including one at the Ocimax cinema in Palma, with others placed in Inca and Magaluf. Charging points will also be rolled out in Menorca and Ibiza, where in Formentera their intention is “for island to be the first in the Mediterranean to have zero emissions”.
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