Czechia plans to increase the pace in electromobility

Published: 04.03.2021 Related countries:  Belgium Belgium

The aim is to build 19 000 charging stations and have 220 000 electric vehicles on the roads by 2030

The Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic wants to start a new subsidy programme for 2021-2027 that would be focused on building charging stations in the Czech Republic. The aim is to build up to 19 000 charging stations for electric vehicles as well as hydrogen cars by 2030. The overall budget of the programme would be CZK 4 billion, CZK 3.3 billion would be invested into electric vehicles charging stations and the rest into hydrogen charging stations. Apart from that, an extra CZK 1 billion could be added to the budget from the recovery plan of the EU. So far, the development of the charging infrastructure has been rather slow, as by the end of 2020, there were only 734 charging stations in Czechia. As for the battery-powered vehicles, there were 7109 of them registered in Czechia at the end of 2020, but the National Clean Mobility Action Plan envisages the number to rise to 220 000 by 2030. The subsidy programme still needs to be approved by the European Commission.

Source: https://www.e15.cz/

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