Portugal
The growth of electric mobility

Electricity mobility in Portugal has grown significantly and is expected to increase even more significantly in the next five to ten years. There are many advantages to the growth of electric mobility, including: decarbonisation of the economy, reduction of energy dependence, reduction in carbon footprint and noise, and increased energy efficiency for transportation.

The regime and the competences attributed to each of the stakeholders of the electric mobility network were established by Decree-Law no. 90/2014, of June 11, the aim of which is to promote competition in activities relating to the supply of electricity for electric mobility and the operation of charging points.

This regulation also organizes the activities related to the availability, exploitation and use of public charging points for electric vehicles and encourages their integration into private spaces within the electric mobility network.

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Electrical Mobility Ecosystem
Energy suppliers for electric mobility

Competences

● Buys wholesale energy from the electricity sector supplier and selling retail to users of electric vehicles who wish to charge their batteries at one of the points forming part of the electric mobility network

Activities

● Handles along with the electric vehicle user the rate at which electrical energy will be supplied for, receiving the amount corresponding to the electricity used in the charging and the tariff due to the recharging point operator;

● Establishes the relations necessary with the charging point operators to ensure that drivers of these types of vehicle are able to access the charges;

● Receives information on the volume of energy used in a given charging from the Managing Company of the Electric Mobility Network (Mobi.E);

● Transfers the relevant rate to the charging point operator;

● Transfers the relevant rate to Mobi.E;

● Pays the amount corresponding to the energy used in the charges made by the electric vehicle along with the distribution and transmission network access rates to the electricity sector supplier.

Charging point operator

Competences

● Buys wholesale energy from the electricity sector supplier and selling retail to users of electric vehicles who wish to charge their batteries at one of the points forming part of the electric mobility network.

Activities

● Handles along with the electric vehicle user the rate at which electrical energy will be supplied for, receiving the amount corresponding to the electricity used in the charging and the tariff due to the recharging point operator; 

● Establishes the relations necessary with the charging point operators to ensure that drivers of these types of vehicle are able to access the charges;

● Receives information on the volume of energy used in a given charging from the Managing Company of the Electric Mobility Network (Mobi.E). 
● Transfers the relevant rate to the charging point operator;
● Transfers the relevant rate to Mobi.E;
● Pays the amount corresponding to the energy used in the charges made by the electric vehicle along with the distribution and transmission network access rates to the electricity sector supplier.

Managing entity of the electric mobility network (Mobi.E)

Competences

● Manages the operations of the electric mobility network, including both the energy and financial flows associated with the operations of the electric mobility network, and of the respective platform.

Activities

● Informs the supplier of the energy volume made available by an operator in a given charging;

● Receives information about the charges made at each of the charging points for electronic vehicles from the charging point operator;

● Evaluates network operations and decides on the possible relocation of electric vehicle charging points within the pilot network;

Please visit the Mobi.E. website for more information

Connecting to a charging point

Connecting an electric vehicle charging point to the electricity grid

Find out what to do if you wish to connect a fuelling point to the electricity grid