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EDP Foundation provides 4 electric cars for the Princesa de Asturias Foundation




The Princesa de Asturias Foundation will have four electric cars to use for transport during the week of the Awards. The 100%-electric cars, which were presented by the head of the EDP Foundation in Asturias, Ángel Moraleda and the head of Mobility at EDP Spain, Javier Izquierdo, to the director of the Princesa de Asturias Foundation, Teresa Sanjurjo. The ceremony was held at Oviedo's Hotel de la Reconquista, where the awards are to be presented this year.

The cars will cover over 5,000 kilometres in the course of the week, and so this mode of transport will prevent the emission of 590 kilograms of CO2 into the atmosphere, a positive impact on air quality similar to 50 new trees.

The four Hyundai Kona cars were supplied by Resnova Group dealers in the region, and will be recharging their batteries at the facilities installed in Asturias by EDP, using those at the energy company's own recharging points and also those it has installed in public locations.

EDP now has more than 100 electric car recharging points in public locations in the region, an extensive infrastructure fully catering for the needs of electric car users. It now has more than 200 facilities in Spain.

For information on how to operate and manage the recharging facilities, users have access to the innovative platform EDP MoveOnat www.edpmoveon.com, and can also use the mobile application for Android and iOS. Not only do they have access to the recharging facilities, but users can also find the company locations, distances, availability and type of connectors, among other functions.

The electric car is the only vehicle with 0% emissions, and is also free of noise pollution. Its efficiency rating triples that of combustion vehicles, and savings in terms of rates for recharging can be as much as 90% in comparison to traditional cars.

The car package boosts the close links between both organisations, and also enhances the commitment undertaken by the Princesa de Asturias Foundation in 2011 to offset and reduce its carbon footprint during the week of the awards. This constitutes another step in cooperation with the Ecology and Development Foundation (ECODES), which has granted the awards the ZeroCO2 label for the ninth year running.

About the EDP Foundation

The EDP Foundation, which forms part of the Princesa de Asturias Foundation Trust, seeks to foster the commitment of the EDP Group in the regions in which it operates, with a particular focus on educational, social, cultural and environmental issues as part of a perspective of global sustainable development, in which the generation and efficient and responsible utilisation of energy play a decisive role.

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