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BMW to create charging stations for electric cars between Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo
As a result of a partnership with EDP Brasil, BMW launched an initiative to enable the wider use of ecologically friendly cars between the two largest cities in Brazil.
It is no secret that the great obstacle to having an electric car in Brazil, besides the price, is the small number of refueling stations for vehicles of this type. This makes longer journeys nearly impossible since the autonomy of the batteries hardly exceeds 300 km currently.
With this in mind, BMW, in partnering with EDP Brasil and will build the first corridor with charging stations for electric cars that will connect the cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The initiative will fund the installation of six refueling stations by the end of the first quarter of 2018 to supply electric powered vehicles that circulate along the Presidente Dutra Highway, between the capitals of the two states.
The BMW i3 was the first 100% electric vehicle to be sold at the country's dealerships. It cost R $ 170,000 and had autonomy of just over 300 kilometers. The updated version, shown during the Frankfurt Show, however, is not yet available. The construction of these recharging points, however, indicates that the new model should arrive soon, perhaps in early 2018.