IMPLEMENTATION OF ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING NETWORK IN FARO
Topic of the practice
Encouraging Low Emission Transports
Good Practice Information
An electronic vehicle charging network was introduced in Faro which demonstrates a good practice of sustainable electrical mobility with regard to charging infrastructure. The content of the practice is to propose the measures to introduce a charging network in the Municipality of Faro integrated with the national charging network in 3 stages: Evaluation of the present situation concerning EV’s in the Municipality; Viability analysis of the measures aimed to promote the integration with the transport system of the Municipality and the coordination with
other modes of transport; The promotion of campaigns to publicize the advantages of EV’s. The stakeholders are: GAMEP – Office for Electric Mobility, Faro Municipality and the Portuguese Government. This practice is potentially transferable to other countries.
Evidence of success
A free of charge access card is provided to electric vehicle users and more or less a dozen of vehicles are actually using the network, most of them owned by public entities, but also by private owners. Another evidence of success of this Good Practice is what concerns to be the multiplier effect. This infrastructure had deployed other cities in Algarve to introduce electric charging points in their facilities. For instance, the city of Albufeira had introduced electric vehicle charging points in a public park.
Contact details to obtain further information on the practice
Municipality of Faro
Municipality of Faro. Energy, Environment and Mobility Division
Annex completed on: 03-12-2013