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Spanish government considers the development of an adequate recharging infrastructure which supports the introduction and implementation of EVs as important. The objectives of recharging infrastructure are also considered in the Integrated Strategy to promote EVs and are shown in figure below.

Integrated Strategy for EV charging infrastructure in Spain by 2014

The growth in the numbers of charging points that need to be added each year to reach a total of more than 340,000 by the end of 2014 is shown. Most of the planned recharging infrastructure is “linked” to specific vehicles by being located at private housing or fleet operators. A small number of fast charging points are under consideration for public areas as well.

Charging infrastructure projects for BEVs and PHEVs

  • MOVELE was an electric vehicle demonstration project in three of Spain’s major cities between 2009 and early 2011. Funded with €10 million, MOVELE aimed to put 2,000 PHEVs and BEVs on the road and install a total of 546 charging stations installed in Madrid, Barcelona, and Seville by March 2012.
  • IDAE and regional governments are supporting the deployment of EV charging infrastructure during 2011 and 2012, which includes charging points for EVs both in private or restricted use and for public use.
  • In another strategic program, charging infrastructure for the “Electrobus II” includes 25 charging points for those deployed in the transport consortia of Barcelona and Madrid. This includes 20 charging points in Barcelona and five in Madrid by late 2013 at estimated cost of €12,000 and public support of €2,400 per charging point.