Portugal has mounted a pilot electric vehicle project that will see 1350 charging stations rolled out across the country. This includes 1,300 slow charging stations for electric vehicles and 50 fast charging stations.
The move reveals Portugal’s confidence in the success of EV, as it boosts the country’s share in the technology: at the end of 2010, the number of EV charging points located around Europe stood at just 10,000, according to the National Business Travel Network.
Software firm Oracle Utilities and Portugese thinktank Inteli are installing the stations as part of the government’s MOBI-E vehicle electrification project.
Some analysts forecast two million charging points could be in place in Europe by 2017.