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Quick charging of electric vehicles is already a reality in the Basque Country (Spain)

By Sarah Martens / Updated: 01 Aug 2014
The city of Vitoria-Gasteiz, a pioneer in electric vehicle mobility, has implemented the first quick charging point in the Basque country.
The quick charging point allows the vehicle battery to be charged up to 80% in 30 minutes. A normal charging, usually done during night, takes several hours. The quick charging system considerably reduces the charging time of batteries and results in an increase in the autonomy and flexibility of electric vehicles, making electric mobility between the Basque capital cities easier.

The quick charging point is offered by Nissan to IBIL, the company which manages the electric vehicle charging points created by the Basque government. The charging point is situated in a petrol station of Repsol in the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz. It was officially inaugurated in July by the Basque minister of industry. The installation of this quick charging point is the first of many planned for different petrol stations in the region.

The quick charging point was to be inaugurated in the year 2014, but was achieved two years earlier than planned.

Vitoria-Gasteiz is a pioneer in electric vehicle mobility. The city has an advanced centre of electric mobility which serves as a good practice example.

Source and photo credits: www.ecoticias.com (in Spanish)
Country: 
Spain
Topic: 
Clean and energy-efficient vehicles
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