EPD and Cabify install charging point for electric vehicles in São Paulo

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EPD and Cabify install charging point for electric vehicles in São Paulo

Wednesday 31, July 2019

Installed at Cabify Home, in São Paulo, the equipment can fully charge a car battery between 6 and 7 hours. The platform will also be free of charge for drivers that wish to register and work with an electric car

EDP, company present in all sectors of the Brazilian electric market, signed a partnership with Cabify, urban mobility App, for the installation of a recharging station at Cabify Home, in the city of São Paulo, a location destined for assistance and general well being of its drivers. The company is betting on the growth of electric cars within the squad in Brazil, and seeks to enhance its sustainable initiatives.

The platform will offer the drivers the chance to recharge their cars free of charge, which means that they will keep a net profit of 100% of their fares. EDP’s recharge hub installed at Cabify Home is open to anyone with an electric vehicle and is free of charge.

Considered a pilot-project, the charger plug model T2 will service most electric vehicles present in Brazil. The equipment was installed in one of the parking spots, and has an output of 7,4kW, allowing for a full charge within six to seven hours. Drivers may also recharge for shorter periods of time, if deemed more convenient. The installation of the hub was concluded last Sunday (21) and is already fully functional. To use it, drivers must request a charging card from the website www.edpsmart.com.br.

For Nuno Pinto, head of B2C businesses for EDP, this project reflects the company’s belief that an offer of adequate infrastructure is fundamental to jump-start the electric vehicle market in Brazil. “With this partnership with Cabify, EDP once more places itself at the forefront, preparing to claim leadership in the electric mobility solutions market”

Currently in Brazil there are over 8.500 hybrid and electric vehicles in circulation. According to the National Agency of Electric Energy (Aneel), the expectation is for the number of electric vehicles to rise to 2 million by the year 2030.

According to Vanessa Souza, Cabify’s Marketing manager, this measure aims to incentive the use of clean technologies and increase actions towards social environmental responsibility. “Today we are the only App of urban mobility in Latin America to compensate the emission of carbon dioxide in its operation. We know for a fact that the electric vehicle is a global trend, and we are happy to be the first platform to offer this resource for our partner drivers” explains Vanessa.

In 2018, EDP Brasil was responsible, alongside BMW Group Brazil, for the creation of the first electric vehicle supply corridor between Rio and São Paulo, with an investment of R$ 1 million. Thanks to the installation of six charging stations along the Presidente Dutra highway, it became possible to make a complete electric car trip between the two most populous cities in Brazil. In Portugal, EDP's electric station infrastructure has already made it possible to supply more than 59,000 electric vehicle supplies, totaling over 720 MWh charged and avoiding the emission of more than 540 tons of CO2.

Located at Rua Alves Guimarães 1203, Pinheiros, Cabify Home São Paulo is open from Tuesday to Friday, between 09h and 12h and 13h30 and 17h.

About EDP in Brazil

With over 20 years in the market, EDP is one of the largest private companies in the Electricity sector to operate in all aspects of the supply chain. The company has more than 10 thousand collaborators between direct and third-party employees working with Energy Generation, Distribution, Transmission, Sales and Customer Service. It has six hydroelectric and one thermoelectric generating units and reaches around 3,5 million customers through its distribution grid in the states of São Paulo and Espírito Santos. Recently it became the main stock-holder of CELESC in the state of Santa Catarina. In Brazil, EDP is seen as a benchmark in Innovation, Governance and Sustainability, featuring for 13 consecutive years on the B3 Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE).   

About Cabify

Cabify, a UN Global Compact signatory, connects users and businesses through transportation solutions that best meet the needs of the population. Its main goal is to make cities a better place to live. With this goal in mind it seeks to decongest the streets by offering safe and quality mobility alternatives through technology. In 2019, Cabify joined its leadership team with Easy, two holding companies from Maxi Mobility, and included the Taxi category in its platform. This strategic move is part of Cabify's plans to create a leading mobility as a service (MaaS) model in Latin America and Europe that can offer more services to its partner drivers and taxi drivers, as well as more transportation options for its passengers.

Founded in 2011 in Madrid, Cabify soon spread to Latin America after the start of operations. Today, it is present in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Spain, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Portugal and Uruguay, with adequate performance to meet the needs of each of the more than 130 cities in which it operates. With a predominantly Latin team, Cabify stands out in the industry for betting on local professionals, generating high value jobs in an industry that is being transformed by technology and innovation. Cabify is committed to being a company with actions dedicated to social responsibility and aligned with Sustainable Development Goals, defined by the UN, being the first MaaS in Latin America to offset 100% of the CO2 emissions generated by its operation.