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Portugal pioneers electric car charging swipe card scheme

Portugal is rolling out an innovative smart card scheme to enable electric vehicle (EV) drivers to recharge their cars using the country's growing network of public charging points, which officials hope could become standard across Europe.

Speaking at an event in Lisbon to debut the production version of Nissan's electric Leaf, Miguel Pinto, a spokesman for government-backed charging network developer Mobi:E, said that a pilot smart card scheme operated by the company will allow customers to sign up to a recharging contract with a number of different retailers. They can then recharge at any charge point, even those operated by competitors who will then be reimbursed by the company the customer has the contract with.

Of Portugal's 300 municipalities, 25 have signed up to the scheme, allowing EV drivers to recharge at 1,380 standard charging points and 50 fast charging points around the country.

"People can go to any charge point so there's no monopoly," Pinto said. "But at the same time there will be a market and they will be able to look at different prices offered by different companies and compare."

He added that the IT systems built to support the smart card had been developed with an open architecture. This means that over time firms will be able to offer additional services through the smart card, allowing people to instantly pay for parking spaces, car sharing schemes or public transport, for example.

Pinto also confirmed that Mobi:E is now looking to establish the system as the standard across Europe, allowing EV customers to effectively use their swipe cards across the continent in the same way that mobile phone customers can access roaming services.

Portugal is fast emerging as one of Europe's leading developers of EV charging technology after the government signed agreements with a number of car manufacturers.

2010-11-04 10:09
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Mais uma vez confirma-se o pioneirismo Português, nas energias e transportes alternativos.

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E se as baterias viciam, como é para trocar?
Acho que são baterias de iões de lítio, que não viciam (mas perdem capacidade com a idade).

Mas, pelo menos no caso da Renault, não se compra as baterias, são alugadas, por isso acho que a troca fica a cargo da marca. Só acho que 80€ ao mês é um preço um bocado puxado para acrescentar ao custo dos carregamentos (por outro lado, o preço do carro é bem mais baixo, e são "só" 4800€ em 5 anos).
 

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Pessoalmente, a comprar um carro, Renault está fora do espectro... por exemplo, detesto o facto de a ignição actual ser toda feita por cartão em vez da chave... se o sistema avaria lá vai um dinheirão para arranjar, um tempão para as peças virem de França...
 

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Nao sei mas isto nao e grande coisa na realidade sobre os electricos.
 
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