Location of the new 22 kW MOBI.E chargers

MOBI.E 202 new 22 kW chargers location in Portugal

 

The 202 new chargers will be added to the already existing MOBI.E charging network.

 

While the MOBI.E charging network is being upgraded and repaired, it’s time to see the next step. Its expansion will occur later this year, with 202 new 22 kW chargers. To help us see where they’ll be located, I decided to put all the municipalities that will get these chargers on a map, making it easier to process the already available information.

The MOBI.E is the unified electric car charging network in Portugal, where a sole universal card gives you access to many different operators. This means there is no need to have a different card for each energy operator in Portugal.

 

In the below we have the map with the 202 new chargers:

 

 

By looking at the map, it’s hard not to notice that the south of Portugal (Algarve) and Islands of Azores and Madeira are missing from this first expansion, which is a shame because they are the favorite locations of many people (national and foreign) for summer vacations or a simple getaway weekend.

Anyways, this kind of network will be great, especially for Renault Zoe drivers that can take advantage of the 22 kW internal charger. Hopefully the upcoming new 2018 Nissan Leaf will get at least an optional 11 kW 3-phase internal charger in Europe, just like the BMW i3…

 

Magnum Cap 22 kW EVSE part of the MOBI.E charging network at Tábua, Portugal

 

 

Summing up, while I think that the normal chargers implementation in Portugal is going in the right direction, the fast chargers are a completely different story. Not only there are already too many electric cars for few fast chargers, this already scarse resource is very often “out of service” for stupid reasons. The fast chargers, especially the ones installed in the cities, are often unavailable because ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) cars are blocking them or even EV drivers that park and then leave for hours. Part of this problem will go away when the chargers can no longer be used for free, however, in the near future, fast chargers will always be a scarse resource and this leads to conflicts.

In my opinion fast chargers should preferably be located at motorway service areas, where people only stop for the time needed to continue the journey. While in the cities we should have parking lots with plenty of 22 kW EVSEs at disposition.

 

 

More info:

https://www.mobie.pt/assets/mobie/docs/dr_115_2017_procedimento_5097.pdf

Pedro Lima

More than natural resources, are wasted human resources that bothers me the most. That's why I'm a strong advocate of a society based on cooperation, not competition, that helps every individual to reach his full potential so that he can contribute back to society. "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs".

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8 Responses

  1. sapcmc says:

    Unfortunately Magnum Cap chargers are known to be quite unreliable. The last example in Arruda dos Vinhos. Since it was installed about 2 months ago the charger worked for less than a week and is constantly booting. Seems to be a firmware issue but Magnum Cap is unable to solve it …..

  2. gfys says:

    That information is not true… The charger is working… Stop being a hater!!!

  3. Rafael says:

    Hola Pedro lima.
    Perdone que le pregunte por un tema externo a su post ¿Sabe usted algo acerca de las nuevas celdas que según parece van a presentar la empresa Solid Energy en Septiembre?. He leido algo de una celda revolucionaria para uso espacial y poco màs……La verdad es que estoy bastante expectante a ver que hay detras de todo esto. ¿Tendran listas ya aquellas celdas que anunciaron con tanto bombo de 400wh/kg y 1200wh/l.?

    • Pedro Lima says:

      Olá Rafael.

      De momento não sei nada de novo sobre a Solid Energy, teremos que esperar pelo próximo mês para vermos as novidades no site oficial. Ficarei atento.

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