More than 2,000 EV chargepoints in Portugal can now be accessed via electronic toll collection app Via Verde, enabled by tolling and mobility solution provider A-to-Be’s LinkBeyond backend system.
The development follows the introduction of the Via Verde Electric service within the Via Verde app, which has more than 2.8 million users and integrates eight additional mobility services powered by A-to-Be’s technology.
Via Verde Electric has been integrated in the public network of Mobi.E, which provides and facilitates electric mobility throughout Portugal, and allows users to locate, unlock and choose charging points, as well as to select convenient plugs.
After the operation, the app informs the user about the time and energy charged in the EV’s battery. Payment is made by direct debit through the bank account indicated by the app user.
According to A-to-Be, LinkBeyond’s multimodal-friendly design means users can perform charging within a single mobility account that also allows users to access and pay for tolls, on- and off-street parking, ferries, gas stations, drive-throughs, and more.
“Electric vehicles are a crucial part of making mobility more sustainable,” said Frederico Vaz, chief technology officer at A-to-Be.
“When Via Verde challenged us to provide a countrywide solution for electric vehicle charging with a seamless experience, fully integrated with other services, we were eager to be part of this project to help them provide value to their customers in yet one more important way.
“This critical service for electric vehicle drivers is simple to use and intuitive, and it makes travelling by electric vehicle more convenient than ever.”
The Via Verde Electric charging network currently includes more than 30 charging points on principal highway exits that connect the north to the south of the country.
Eduardo Ramos, CEO of Via Verde, added: “Via Verde Electric demonstrates, once again, Via Verde’s mission of innovation, developing products and services that facilitate the life of the Portuguese people.
“This new service is compatible with any charging post of the public network and with electric charging posts on the highways operated by Brisa, promoting sustainable mobility.”