Las Palmas: Implementing fast EV chargers and an electrified public fleet


Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain)

Challenge area:

Mobility Infrastructure

Implementation period:


The Challenge

Before the implementation of this measure, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria had three fast charging points in one of its public parking facilities. There was a need to offer more e-charging points in public parking facilities around the whole city, so they could be available to more citizens. The main beneficiaries were the owners of electric vehicles, but the visibility of public recharging encourages current drivers of combustion cars to switch to electric alternatives.

The City policy level objective was to promote sustainable mobility among citizens and visitors. Specific measurable objectives were as follows:

  • Increase the use of electric vehicles
  • Introduction of new e-mobility technologies
  • Raise awareness amongst citizens about sustainable mobility benefits
  • Increase awareness among visitors about sustainable mobility options
  • Widely share and communicate the sustainable mobility experiences and outcomes with citizens and key local stakeholders
  • Shift tourists’ travel behaviour towards more sustainable modes

The Solution

Sagulpa is the local public parking authority in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Sagulpa implemented six charging points in their public parking facilities, co-funded by CIVITAS DESTINATIONS. These EV charging points were installed inside several parking facilities throughout the city and they are only available for Sagulpa’s clients who do not pay a fee for using them. Each provides a power output of 7kWh per phase, which typically fully charges an EV in 3-4 hours. One public on-street fast electric charging point was installed and paid for by Nissan, available 24-hours a day.

The scheme also supported Sagulpa with the transition to electrified public fleets, by co-funding three electric vans which replaced the previous diesel van fleet. These e-vans (Nissan ENV200) were used for the daily operations of Sagulpa’s staff (parking management enforcement, maintenance of parking facilities, etc.).