15 of July 2022

Cape Verde Government launches tender for the installation of 40 charging stations for electrical vehicles

On June 28th, the Government of Cape Verde announced the International Public Tender for the selection of a concessionaire for the installation and operation of least 40 charging stations for electrical vehicles in the Build, Own, Operate and Transfer modality (B.O.O.T) with financial support from the Government of Cape Verde and within the scope of the Promotion of Electric Mobility in Cape Verde (ProMEC) project.


The Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Energy (MICE), with the support and coordination of GIZ, intends to establish a charging infrastructure with at least 40 public charging stations for electrical vehicles, through a public-private partnership, within the framework of ProMEC, financed by the NAMA Facility.


The project's main objective is to promote electrical vehicles (EVs) in Cape Verde in order to achieve a significant share of them in the country's car park, reducing the emission of fossil fuels and GHG emissions, and accelerating compliance with the goals outlined in the Electric Mobility Charter (CPME) and in the Electric Mobility Action Plan (PAME). More information about the project available here.


Within the scope of electric mobility in Cape Verde, the company Águas de Ponta Preta, ALER0’s member, prepared a technical article authored by Engineer Randi Graça on the “Costs of recharging electric vehicles with the current tariff division in Cape Verde” .


The article mentions that “Another measure published in February 2022 consists of financial incentives for individuals or institutions that decide to purchase electric vehicles or even charging stations, in order to accelerate the transition”.


It was also added that “Taking into account the transitional phase in which Cape Verde is currently, with regard to Electric Mobility, the tariffs applied at each charging station will depend on the power of the electrical installation, where the equipment will be installed and the tariff applied on the place. In the case of family homes, it is most likely that the tariff applied for electricity is BTN and, consequently, electricity administered by a charging station installed in the same residence for private use would benefit from this same tariff, depending on the contracted power.”


It concluded that “the probable commercial fees that may be applied by the installer or by the recharge infrastructure manager are not being considered, if the equipment is managed by third parties, and also, the assumed scenario consists of the absence of a specific electricity tariff for Electric Mobility, given the transitory and experimental phase in which it is in the country”.

Access the full article, available in portuguese, here.