Espacio Urbano and Enel X Way inaugurate the first fast charging station for electric vehicles in Punta Arenas

Published on Tuesday, 29 November 2022

  • The alliance between the two companies looks to promote the use of e-mobility in the country and expand electrical charging stations from north to south.
  • By the end of this year, we will see installed charging stations across the country to equip 14 shopping centers with fast charging facilities.


Punta Arenas, November 29, 2022 – This morning, we inaugurated the In attendance at the event were Regional Governor Jorge Flies, the Representative of the Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications in the Magallanes Region, Rodrigo Hernández, the CEO of Enel X Way, Jean-Paul Zalaquett, and the Espacio Urbano Manager of Operations in Chile, Jaime Solá.

Espacio Urbano, the chain of shopping centers present from Antofagasta to Punta Arenas, has partnered with Enel X Way to install 14 fast charging stations in its malls across Chile, and the one in Punta Arenas is the second to last to be inaugurated.

Starting today, the community of the Magallanes Region can use the JuicePump public charging station installed at the Espacio Urbano Pionero shopping center.

This project expands the fast-charging station coverage across the country, in the Metropolitan Region (Estación Central, San Miguel, Maipú, etc.) and other regions like Antofagasta, Rancagua, Viña del Mar, Linares, and Punta Arenas, thus contributing to the decentralization of the development of e-mobility.

“We are pleased to leverage this alliance to reinforce the company's value proposition to install the first fast charging station in the southernmost part of Chile. Also, we want to improve the quality of life around us and in the local communities where we are present, with service offerings focused on their needs,” says Jaime Solá, Espacio Urbano Operations Manager in Chile.

The new technology installed by Enel X Way is a 60-kW fast charging station, with European and Asian standards, that can fuel two electric vehicles at a time. This equipment's high speed and power are ideal solutions for last-mile vehicles, such as electric taxis, commercial ¾-ton trucks, and privately owned e-vehicles.

"At Enel X Way in Chile, we have a single focal point of action: accelerating the transition to more sustainable mobility. Alliances such as those we are forging with Espacio Urbano allow us to continue promoting electromobility while expanding coverage and convenience for all users around the country," explains Jean-Paul Zalaquett, CEO of Enel X Way Chile.

Through Enel X Way's free app, JuicePass, users can connect with the smart charging platform for easy use, payment, and total control over the charging experience. These 60-kW chargers can charge a battery from 20% to 80% in 30 minutes or less, depending on the vehicle.


About Espacio Urbano

Espacio Urbano is a mall developed for the real needs of locals. A brand that prides itself on its ability to listen actively and evolve with each lesson learned, gaining the loyalty and preference of its guests. It has 13 shopping centers across the country, with a total gross surface area of 400,000 m2. At the national level, the chain has over 76 million visitors and is located at five high-traffic spots around Chile to be closer to communities and become the “neighborhood mall.”

About Enel X Way

Enel X Way is Enel Group's new global line of business dedicated to e-mobility. The new international division officially launched on April 8, 2022, at the Rome ePrix. Enel X Way is active in 17 countries across Europe, the Americas, and Asia, with over 600 collaborators. It manages over 320,000 public and private charging stations, some directly and others through interoperability agreements worldwide.