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How to charge electric cars in Brazil?

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Rafael Herzberg- is an independent energy consultant, self-employed (since 2018) based in São Paulo, Brazil* Focus on C level, VPs and upper managers associated to energy related info, analysis...

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How to charge electric cars in Brazil?

One way is to schedule the charging of the batteries during off-peak hours.

In this way, the same existing installed capacity for generation, transmission and distribution is used, avoiding its costly (capital expenditure) expansion.

The country's hourly consumption curve shows "high" values from mid-afternoon to mid-night and "low" ones between midnight and noon.

In rough numbers, the difference between high and low consumption is 100 GWh/day. Considering the charging of a typical battery, it is equivalent to about 2 - 3 Million cars.

If electric cars were programmed to be charged during times of low domestic consumption, the existing electric grid would be ready to serve a very significant fleet!

OPPORTUNITY: EV makers and electric utilities create these charging programs. I am available to help in this endeavor!


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