Porto is strengthening its public charging network thanks to the contribution of EDP Comercial, which just installed nine fast-charging stations in the municipality. The nine stations, spread throughout the city from Aldoar to Campanhã – Praça Francisco Sá Carneiro, Avenida Conselho da Europa, Rua Doutor José António marques, Rua Jornal de Notícias and Rua Nove de Abril – are already operating and connected to the MOBI. E network.
“With these new charging stations, EDP Comercial counts a total number of 64 in the district of Porto, which contribute to a major improvement for users of electric vehicles in this city, siding with the Porto City Hall in the promotion of electric mobility”, said an official source of the company.
After a public contest for its concession, promoted by the municipality in 2020, EDP won five of the ten slots, becoming the operator with the greatest number of charging stations in the contest.
“For EDP Comercial, this is one further relevant step towards the acceleration of electric mobility in Portugal, and in order to become the leader of the electric transition, it wants to reach one thousand charging stations by the end of the year” stated the company.
The company managed to reach the lead in organic growth in the public network of electric charging in 2020, being also the operator chosen by most of the clients for charging in the public space. In total, it has already issued 28 thousand Mobilidade Elétrica EDP cards.
In this area, there are other important numbers to refer to: up until today 160 thousand charges were made in stations operated by EDP Comercial, which, according to the company’s calculations, “it allowed avoiding emissions of more than 1.300 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere”. The adoption of electric mobility by both private users and companies is seen by EDP as fundamental in order to achieve the ambitious goals towards de-carbonization at a national and European level.
For this reason, the company is also increasing user options. “The growth, throughout the country, of the public network will be crucial to be able to respond to the increasing number of electric cars circulating in Portugal, which in April represented a 38,3% growth compared to the same period last year”.
Until the end of June, the company is offering to its residential clients a 25% discount on the charges made outside of the home, with 100% green energy. In March, EDP Comercial increased its investment in electric mobility in the region of Porto, by joining forces with the Maia Town Hall, for the opening of the biggest public charging hub for electric vehicles in the municipality, with nine charging points.