More than 240 thousand trips have already been made with the support of the EDP app for Smart Phones, intended to sensitize drivers of the benefits of electric mobility. According to the information given by the national electric company, the EV.X app just surpassed the 21.000 downloads in September, and it was used in more than 242.000 trips in Portugal. And if all of those would have been in electric mode, the potential saving for the drivers would have been more than 221.000€.
These numbers prove that traditional vehicles drivers are increasingly aware of issues linked to electric mobility: issues such as the decreasing of polluting gas emissions, or the savings that would have been achieved monthly if the vehicle was electric instead of combustion.
It is precisely this type of information that can be given by the app, in real time during a trip. It is possible to get details such as the level of battery at the end of each trip, your charging profile, information about the frequency of charges per week, savings obtained by using an electric vehicle, pattern of trips, avoided CO2 emissions.
Presented to the public at the Lisbon Mobi Summit, the major national event for the promotion of sustainable motility, held last October, the app was already used to travel more than 4 million and 700 thousand kilometers.
On average, each trip made with EDP EV.X lasted about 18 kilometers and allowed to save 89 cents per displacement, if used through an electric vehicle, or showed the driver of a combustion vehicle which would have been the potential savings, in case he would have opted for a cleaner mobility.
The data gathered by the app also allow to understand that more than 189 tons of CO2 would have been saved, if an electric vehicle would have been used and that in 94% of the cases, users of EV.X wouldn’t have needed to stop to charge their vehicles during their travel.
“The goal of the EV.X app, developed entirely by EDP is to sensitize citizens for the urgent need of the implementation of alterative systems to polluting mobility, by simulating the life of each user if it would have chosen an electric vehicle, comparing consumption and costs between electric and combustion” the company referred.