What is it about?

Infrastructure for electric vehicle (EV) in very important to improve EV penetration. The absence of an adequate electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) network has been one of the major obstacles for the mass adoption of EV, in large municipalities of developing countries.This is the case in Belo Horizonte (BH), Brazil, which also has a high motorization rate (7 light-duty vehicles per 10 inhabitants). The purpose of this study is to measure and identify the optimal locations for EVSE according to selected criteria to meet the needs of light-duty electric vehicles (LDEV) by 2025 in the municipality of Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

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Why is it important?

Almost all EV initiative occur in developed countries. This study show what is the big challenges to improve EV in a big municipality in developing country.


This Brazilian pioneering study identified the optimal locations to implement EVSE in the municipality of Belo Horizonte and identified what attributes should be prioritized for the installation of an EV infrastructure in a developing county.

Dr. Evaldo Costa
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

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This page is a summary of: Spatial Planning of Electric Vehicle Infrastructure for Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Journal of Advanced Transportation, December 2018, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, DOI: 10.1155/2018/8923245.
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