Press Release

We joined forces with El Dorado to install the first recharging point for electric vehicles at an airport in Colombia

Bnamericas Published: Wednesday, April 27, 2022

This Celsia release was published using machine translation.

With the purpose of contributing to the mitigation of climate change, the reduction of the carbon footprint and the vehicle electrification process that the country is undergoing, El Dorado and Celsia installed their first recharging point in the central parking lot of the airport terminal electrical . With this, the airport seeks to promote more sustainable mobility, and leverage its goal of reducing emissions by 40% by 2025 and 57% by 2028.

The first electric charging point for vehicles in El Dorado will have 3 charging points with a capacity of 7.5 kW each. At this point, travelers and visitors will be able to recharge the battery of PHEV hybrid vehicles or BEV 100% electric vehicles with type 1, type 2 and GB/AC connectors.

Mauricio Vélez, OPAIN's Infrastructure Manager, stated that “in El Dorado we have a commitment to the environment, especially with the mitigation of climate change and the reduction of the carbon footprint. This is how we generate sustainable connections through this type of initiative with which we hope to provide a solution to terminal users who have already made this transition and today have hybrid or 100% electric vehicles.”

“Since 2018, Celsia has been an energy efficiency partner of El Dorado, where we installed a solar roof and replaced traditional lighting with an LED system. This electric charging point complements all this support and contributes to the economic and environmental objectives of the airport, which is a great source of pride for us. In addition, it is the first electric charging point at an airport in Colombia, joining the entire mobility ecosystem that we have been deploying from Celsia in the country to precisely promote more sustainable and environmentally friendly mobility. There are already more than 1,500 electrical recharging points between corporate, business, public and residential in Valle, Tolima, Bolívar, Antioquia, Cundinamarca and Eje Cafetero”, said Luis Felipe Vélez, Celsia's Commercial Leader.

According to the latest balance provided by the Ministry of Transportation, as of February, the country registered more than 7,000 electric cars registered throughout the country, a figure that demonstrates the rapid growth of this segment, which until 2018 was only 2,165.

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