What is fast charging and how long does it take to charge my electric vehicle?
Fast charging uses higher electrical intensity and the energy is supplied in direct current, which produces a power output of around 50 kW. From the user’s point of view, this solution resembles their current fueling habits for a combustion engine vehicle.

On average, a charge of this type allows 100 kilometers to be charged in 20 minutes.

What is the difference between fast charging and normal charging?
Normal charging is carried out with a single-phase alternating current, at a maximum power of between 3.7 kW and 7.2 kW. Fast charging, on the other hand, uses direct current at a maximum power of 50 kW.
Can I charge my vehicle on the main roads in the country? And in Spain?
One of the main objectives of the CIRVE_PT project is to increase the number of charging stations on the main roads throughout the Iberian Peninsula, through a sister project taking place in Spain at the same time. In total, 58 fast charging stations will be installed, 18 of which in Portugal.
What are the European objectives regarding the installation of charging stations on major roads?
According to ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers Association), Portugal is the fourth best European country in number of charging stations per 100 kilometers of the country’s roads. A study on the transition to electric mobility in Europe, done at the end of 2020, reveals that Portugal had, on average, 14.9 charging stations per 100 kilometers of existing roads.

Currently, the Mobi.E network includes more than 4,000 outlets, with more than 1,950 charging stations available throughout the country, including the Azores and Madeira.

According to this ACEA report, the 55% reduction in pollutant gas emissions required for 2030 requires a very significant strengthening of the charging infrastructure throughout Europe, pointing to the need for about six million charging points.

What measures is the European Union taking to facilitate the circulation of electric vehicles between countries?
The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) is a key European Union funding instrument to promote growth, jobs and competitiveness through investment in a specific European-wide infrastructure. The program supports the development of high-performance, sustainable and efficiently interconnected trans-European networks in the fields of transport, energy and communications.