McDonald’s Italia meets Enel X: the first restaurant chain in Italy to accept the challenge of sustainable mobility, with 200 charging points for electric cars The first stations – already up and running – at the McDonald’s restaurants in San Benedetto del Tronto, Ancona and Osimo.
ENERGIA LIMPIA XXI. – A new partnership between McDonald’s Italia and Enel X which, by the end of 2021, will see the installation of 200 charging points for electric vehicles inside the 100 McDonald’s car parks across Italy.
Enel X’s know how and cutting-edge technology is combined with the extensiveness of McDonald’s restaurants: an exceptional alliance, which aims to facilitate the transition towards electric mobility and to underline the importance of a green footprint that both businesses have been prioritizing for several years. Thanks to the new agreement signed by McDonald’s and Enel X, the JuicePole and JuicePump charging stations will be installed inside the car parks of McDonald’s restaurants and will offer a new service to customers, allowing two vehicles to be charged simultaneously with available power of up to 22 kW in AC for the JuicePoles and of at least 50 kW in DC for the JuicePumps.
With the latter, an average of about 30 minutes will be sufficient to “charge up” with electrical energy1 , the equivalent of the average time it takes McDonald’s customers to have a meal inside the restaurant. This kind of partnership will mean important results can also be achieved in terms of environmental impact: the charging points working at maximum output will lead to a net saving of over 1,800 tons of CO2 emitted into the atmosphere, a figure that corresponds to the CO2 absorbed by over 100,000 trees in one year. Energía Limpia XXI magazine, states that this important effort by two companies that are world leaders, represent a signficant step forward for a greener a safer planet for all, ensuring that e-mobility continues to growth inspring more people to make a change on the right direction.
ENEL X Enel X is Enel’s global business line dedicated to the development of innovative products and digital solutions in the sectors where energy is showing the highest potential for transformation: cities, homes, industry, and electric mobility. The company is a global leader in the advanced energy solution sector, managing services such as demand response for more than 6 GW of total capacity at a worldwide level and 110 MW of storage capacity installed worldwide, as well as a leading player in the electric mobility sector, with more than 140,000 public and private electric vehicle charging points made available around the globe.
McDonald’s Italia In Italy for over 30 years, McDonald’s today counts 600 restaurants nationwide for a total of 24,000 people serving one million customers every day. Italian McDonald’s restaurants are 90% run according to the franchising formula thanks to 140 local entrepreneurs who are a testament to the brand’s deep roots in the area. Even in its choice of suppliers, McDonald’s confirms its standing as a “local” brand, with 84% of suppliers represented by companies with production facilities in Italy. Worldwide, McDonald’s is present in over 100 countries with more than 36,000 restaurants.