Green Portugal a World Leader

By • Jul 19th, 2011 • Category: Portugal, Quinta Lifestyle

Portugal, is a country leading by example. Already, it produces 43% of its electricity from renewable sources such as wind and hydropower, but the country has now increased its environmental commitment and taken up the green car challenge nationwide.

A network of public charging stations for electric vehicles has been installed across Portugal by Oracle and Portuguese not-for-profit company Inteli, as the transport industry gears up for anticipated public enthusiasm for electric cars across the world.

In doing so, by encouraging drivers to switch to electricity the country will grow even less reliant on fossil fuels and, in turn, reduce carbon dioxide emissions, the magazine of Energy and Environmental Management has reported.

The Portuguese project, known as MOBI.E, will help Portugal increase its use of renewable energy and become less reliant on fossil fuels. It has seen 1,300 slow charging stations and 50 fast charging stations built as part of the government’s MOBI-E vehicle electrification project.

 In an economic boost, it has also been announced that Portugal will also host one of Renault-Nissan’s battery plants, which will support the rollout of electric vehicles across Europe.

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- Director - Kerstin was born in Switzerland and educated in various European countries. She joined her sister Alison in July 2005 after 15 years of selling high profile properties in and around Quinta do Lago.
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