Linhares receives first electric vehicle charging station in the North of State

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Linhares receives first electric vehicle charging station in the North of State

Tuesday 10, September 2019

The municipalities of Guarapari, Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, São Mateus and Nova Venécia will also receive charging stations; The station has already been opened at Camburi Beach, in Vitória, and Venda Nova do Imigrante

EDP, the electricity distributor of Espírito Santo, and the Federation of Industries of the State of Espírito Santo (Findes), through Senai, opened on this Tuesday, 10th, in Linhares, the first station in the North of the state that is part of the largest network of electric vehicle charging stations in Espírito Santo.

The recharge station is located at Avenida Rui Barbosa, next to the City Hall, in the City Center.  The project, which is part of an innovative initiative, has an investment of about R$ 350 thousand and will have a total of seven stations throughout Espírito Santo.

In addition to Linhares, the cities of São Mateus, Nova Venécia, Cachoeiro de Itapemirim and Guarapari will also receive electric vehicle charging stations by the end of 2019. The stations of Camburi Beach, in Vitória, and Venda Nova do Imigrante, in the South of the State, have already been opened and are operating.

The unit installed in the municipality allows the simultaneous recharging of two cars in the semi-fast recharge system. For instance, in just 1h30 it is possible to charge 100% of the battery. With universal plugs, the Capixaba eletric station network will also benefit hybrid vehicle owners who choose to run in electric mode only.

“EDP is a leader in innovation and sustainability, with electric mobility fully aligned with the Company's values. This initiative, which is a global trend, reaffirms EDP's commitment to the State, as we know that electric mobility is an area that will grow a lot in the coming years, ”says EDP director João Brito Martins.

For the president of Findes System, Léo de Castro, the partnership is connected to the future of Espírito Santo. “We are investing in innovation and productivity, observing the changes in the world. The State's new development cycle goes through a new way of thinking about cities and industries. Electric cars are a reality and the implementation of a recharging network features Espírito Santo once again in the country, ”argues Castro, adding that Senai will also offer courses on energy efficiency and renewable energy for the State.

Use

In all cities, charging stations will be installed in places that are freely accessible to the public, and their use will not have any restrictions or limitations regarding date, weekday and time. To recharge, simply connect the electric or hybrid car, unlock the station with your card for charging and start operations on the panel of the charger. Interested vehicle owners should register at www.edpsmart.com.br, fill out a form and wait to receive your card at home.

The National Agency of Electrical Energy (Aneel) regulates the possibility of freely negotiating vehicle recharge prices. In the case of the corridor installed by EDP and Findes, the use will be temporarily free. Costs and procedures will still be decided by EDP Smart, EDP Group's new brand, which brings together the entire portfolio of services offered by the Company to corporate and residential customers. The brand brings integrated solutions in the areas of Free Market Commercialization, Retail Marketing, Energy Efficiency, Solar Energy, Electric Mobility and End Consumer Services.

Reference

As a reference, the cost of charging electric cars is about 80% lower than that of combustion engine cars, using a gasoline vehicle that consumes an average of 10 kilometers per liter as a reference.

A leader in innovation in the electricity sector, EDP pioneered the Brazilian market in the creation of projects in the areas of smart grids, work automation and management of distributed solar generation through blockchain technology, and developed the first Smart Grids laboratory in Latin America.

Check out some advantages of using an electric car

• Electric car is safe, reliable, it has a low maintenance cost and is more durable;

• The engine is smaller than conventional cars, makes no noise or polluting gases;

• The Performance is similar to a popular car;

• It does not consume energy when stopped;

• There is virtually no need to replace mechanical parts, adjustment of the motor, etc.

As a reference, the cost of charging electric cars is about 80% lower than that of combustion engine cars, using a gasoline vehicle that consumes an average of 10 kilometers per liter as a reference.

EDP in Espírito Santo

EDP is among the most investing private companies in the state. Contributing to economic and sustainable development and bringing comfort and quality of life to the Capixabas (native people from Espírito Santo), in the last five years, the Company has made investments totaling R$ 1.3 billion.

Its concession area comprises 70 of the 78 municipalities of the state, covering more than 90% of its territory and its population, and the Concessionaire is responsible for generating about 4,000 direct and indirect jobs.

EDP's investment plan in the state includes the areas of expansion and modernization of the electricity grid, equipment preventive replacements, loss prevention and infrastructure and customer service, which are fundamental for the continuity of superior service, as well as increased safety of the electricity system. This infrastructure enhances the ability of Espírito Santo to attract new companies and investors, as a safe and reliable electricity grid is one of the main attractions for the installation of new industries and businesses in the state.

Aware of its social and environmental responsibility, EDP develops actions that benefit the communities, such as the free School of Electricians, aimed at young people seeking a professional qualification.

Through the Instituto EDP, the Distributor develops initiatives to generate income, improve the quality of the student environment, encourage sports and health support. In the last 10 years, about 90 thousand people have benefited from more than 150 social actions in Espírito Santo.

About EDP Brasil

With over 20 years of experience, EDP is one of the largest private companies in the electricity sector operating throughout the value chain. The Company, which has over 10,000 direct and outsourced employees, operates in Generation, Distribution, Transmission, Trading and Energy Services. It has six hydroelectric and one thermoelectric generation units, and serves about 3.5 million customers through its Distributors in São Paulo and Espírito Santo. It is the main shareholder of CELESC, in Santa Catarina. In Brazil, it is a reference in areas such as Innovation, Governance and Sustainability, having been in the B3´s Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) for 13 consecutive years.