Volkswagen Group and Czech Republic to build thousands of charging points for electric vehicles

Published: 20.10.2021 Related countries:  Belgium Belgium

The Ministry of Transport, the state agencies for road, rail and water transport, ČEZ Group and ŠKODA AUTO want to set up several thousand charging points for electric vehicles in the Czech Republic by 2025

Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Volkswagen Group, met with Czech Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Industry and Trade and Minister of Transport Karel Havlíček in Prague. The main topic of the meeting which took place on 11 October 2021 was the future orientation of the domestic automotive industry with regard to electromobility. The meeting covered the entire production chain of electric vehicles. During the meeting, an agreement was signed on a joint plan to build several thousand charging points for electric vehicles on the main roads and railway stations in the Czech Republic by 2025.

ŠKODA AUTO announced that the construction of the charging infrastructure is intended to significantly accelerate the transition to electromobility and thus the decarbonisation of the country. VW has postponed a decision on the construction of a gigafactory for the production of car batteries, for which the Czech Republic is also bidding, until the mid-2022.
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