Programme for Electric Mobility in Portugal

Last updated: 5 November 2017
Under the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan, in order to launch and promote electric mobility in Portugal and its underlying objectives, the Cabinet Resolution no. 20/2009 published 20 February 2009 created the Programme for Electric Mobility in Portugal. This programme contributes to the national targets of reducing energy dependence and combating climate change (also contributing to meet the objectives of Kyoto Protocol), by promoting the replacement of fossil fuels and the consequent reduction of emissions in the transport sector. The programme calls for the popularization of the electric vehicle, through the development of a service model that allows any individual or entity: - The use of electric vehicles similar in terms of competitiveness and comfort to conventional cars; - Mobility solutions offered by various manufacturers of electric vehicles; - The establishment of an infrastructure appropriate for charging and developing a park of electric vehicles in Portugal. The Cabinet Resolution no. 80/2009 adopted a set of measures for the implementation of the Programme for Electric Mobility in Portugal, for the mass use of electric vehicle, including: - Establishment of the strategic objectives of the programme and the definition of its fundamental principles; - Approval of the model for Electric Mobility in Portugal; - Approval and timing of the phases of the programme; - Creation of additional incentives to promote the access and therefore widespread the use of electric vehicle in Portugal. The Mobi-E network is part of the Electric Mobility Programme, and will create a car charging system in partnership with vehicle manufacturers, municpalities, utilities and business investors. It will establish a pilot infrastructure system through a business model involving an electric mobility retailer (selling electricity for the electric vehicle), a charging network operator (operates access points, makes charging service available through various retailers), a services operator, an electricity distribution network, and a managing entity. Twenty-five municipalities are involved in the pilot infrastructure network.

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