Portugal’s EDP expands electric vehicle power supply network in Brazil

5 August 2010

Sao Paulo, Brazil, 5 Aug – Portuguese group EDP has expanded its network of points to provided power for electric vehicles in Brazil by opening a further three points in the state of Sao Paulo, according to a statement published Wednesday.

EDP, which is a pioneer in Brazil in terms of electric vehicles, has 16 power supply stations, in the states of Sao Paulo and Espírito Santo, and aims to have 20 points by the end of 2010.

The three new power supply points were opened in São José dos Campos, a city 100 kilometres from Sao Paulo, in the area supplied by Bandeirante, an electricity supplier controlled by EDP.

The Portuguese group already had supply points in Guarulhos, in the Sao Paulo metropolitan region and in Vitória, capital of the state of Espírito Santo, a distribution area of Escelsa, which is also controlled by EDP.

The electricity supply posts are branded MOBI.E, an EDP partner in Portugal for urban development and transport projects.

In Brazil EDP controls companies for distribution (Bandeirante and Escelsa) and sale and production of electricity. (macauhub)