Regional Government
Citizen Space
Business Space
About Azores
  news Legislation Schedule Communities Contacts Portal Map Links Help
Versão PortuguesaMUDAR LÍNGUA
See in: entities  categories

Agriculture and Forestry
Business Relations with the Regional Government
Civil Protection
Closing a company
Economical Inspection
Financing and Incentives
Housing and Infrastructures
Human Resource Management
Inovation, Reserach and Development and Technology
Law, Regulations
Science and Technology
Social Security
Starting a company
Statistics and Indicators


Get News of the Government by RSS - click here
Know more about RSS ...


Horta ,  February 21, 2018

Marta Guerreiro says tender for operation of 26 fast charging stations is major step towards electric mobility

The Regional Secretary for Energy, Environment and Tourism announced today the opening of the tender for the concession and operation of 26 fast charging stations on all islands of the Azores. According to her, this is a major step towards electric mobility in the archipelago.
"Today, we are living up to the importance that the Government attaches to electric mobility. In the first phase, we will create a public network of charging stations in all municipalities of the archipelago with the aim of providing electric vehicle users with greater comfort and safety in several routes. Hence, we will meet immediate and urging needs in terms of charging stations," said Marta Guerreiro.
The Regional Secretary stated that 26 fast charging stations for electric vehicles in publicly accessible places will be "provided, operated and maintained by duly licensed Charging Station Operators. They will be connected to the electric mobility network, through the managing entity of the Mobi.E network."
The Secretary for Energy pointed out that this initiative requires "the installation of fast charging stations in publicly accessible areas that meet the appropriate requirements, ensuring the safety of installed equipment and road traffic rules."
Marta Guerreiro assured that "the full and balanced coverage of all islands and municipalities is safeguarded, while fulfilling the needs of population groups living far away from urban centres."
"We want to create the conditions for the effective introduction of electric vehicles, thus contributing to the reduction of carbon emission in the land transport sector," said the government official. In this regard, she added that the "Azores have the ideal characteristics for the implementation of electric mobility, considering the average daily routes and the size of the islands, as opposed to the growing autonomy of electric vehicles."
According to Marta Guerreiro, the Government is working on a "regional legislative framework for its projection and implementation as well as for the creation of financial incentives, taking into account its strategic and operational specificities." Furthermore, the document will include the creation of "non-financial incentives aimed at the positive discrimination of electric vehicle users by involving public and private entities in the implementation of measures and actions to stimulate the purchase of electric vehicles."
"Electric mobility is a strategic option of the Azorean Government as a tool to achieve low carbon, increased energy efficiency and sustainable development goals. This will have clear effects on improving environmental quality as well as on promoting the progressive electrification of the land transport system and a low-carbon economy," said the Regional Secretary.


Official government press-releases presented in all foreign languages interfaces of the Azorean Government Portal (Portal do Governo dos Açores) are a sub-set of the government's official press-releases daily output and are chosen for translation and publication on the foreign language interfaces based on audience segmentation criteria. The entire collection of the Azorean government press-releases is available in portuguese, here, from the GACS Press Office site.

   Print   Send Send News   GaCS GaCS Site   Regional Press Regional Press   rss  

Last News

Advanced Search >>


This e-mail address is at your disposal for you to place your questions to the Regional Government of the Azores.
Ask the Government!


Health Ombudsman
Listen to this Page LISTEN
Go to top of page TOP
help HELP
Versão PortuguesaMUDAR LÍNGUA

Símbol of Acessibilidade on Web
main | President | Regional Government | Citizen Space | Business Space | About Azores | My Site