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17 June 2019

EVs providing power to Portuguese island

First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com

Electric vehicles (EVs) are being used to power people’s homes on an island in the Atlantic Ocean.

Part of Portugal’s Madeira archipelago, Porto Santo is using solar-powered EVs, according to a BBC report.

They are charged during the day, with unused energy returned to the grid at night.

The Portuguese island is not the only part of the world seeking to harness the potential of solar energy for EVs.

In India, Bharat Heavy Electricals is setting up a network of solar-based electric vehicle chargers on the Delhi-Chandigarh Highway while EVgo announced it is investing in solar energy as part of a strategy to only use 100% renewable energy for EV chargers in the US.

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