Raízen, Tupinambá partner to increase Brazil’s EV recharging network
Oil and energy company Raízen (a Shell-Cosan joint venture) has teamed up with electric vehicle (EV) charging station contractor Tupinambá Energia & Mobilidade to deploy an integrated charging network in the Brazilian state of São Paulo.
According to CEO and co-founder of Tupinambá Davi Bertoncello, the São Paulo based companies intend to have 500 EV charging points installed in the state by the end of 2022. Raízen is providing an initial investment of 10mn reais (US$2mn) to kick things off, news portal BNAmericas reported.
The network will be comprised of strategic positioned fast chargers and convenience charging points, the latter being stations in public or semi-public areas with chargers of up to 22kW, the report said.
In 2022, the number of recharging stations in Brazil is expected to jump to 3,000 units from 1,250 units, according to Mr. Bertoncello who is also director of local EV association ABVE.
São Paulo state is home to nearly half of the national recharging station network.
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