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EVs in Brazil: when and how?

Electric vehicles in Brazil: when and how?

On TV we see electric cars that are beginning to be presented in Brazil. Silent, powerful, beautiful!

Little or nothing is said about the infrastructure related investments, necessary for these vehicles to gain scale.

A charger costs about USD 1 thousand.

A list of countries around the globe, concerned about emissions, plan to replace the current and polluting fleet with EVs. 

In Brazil, infrastructure investments are likely to reach hundreds of billions of USD to include the chargers and the expansion of power supply side.

This investment spree requires planning, regulatory safety, and a robust model. Or does anyone think that this will happen automatically?

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Matt Chester on Nov 28, 2018 4:12 pm GMT

Interesting take, Rafael. You say electric cars are on TV-- who are the ones talking about them? Are these commercials from car makers? PSAs? Something else?

I'd be curious if any politicians (or candidates running for office) have tried to latch onto the excitement behind EVs-- those would be the ones to pay attention to. Are they just trying to grab onto the buzz or are they pushing actual plans, like the infrastructure you mention?

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Rafael Herzberg on Nov 29, 2018 4:49 am GMT

Matt, TV reports I watched in Brazil were produced by major channels showing what is going on in seleected countries like the USA and in Europe.The most important chhallenge right now is the lack of a infrastucture plan to accomodate the additional (huge) eletcric load represented by potentionally 35 million EVs in the future.

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