From Technopolis City of Athens, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis presented today, in the context of World Environment Day, the National Plan for E-mobility. This new initiative for cleaner mobility is in line with the EU Green Deal growth stratergy and is expected to help Greece achieve transition towards climate neutral economy by 2050.
"The goal is for 1 in 3 vehicles by 2030 to be electric. I wish the desire of citizens for e-mobility may lead us to more ambitious goals", said Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
For the promotion of e-mobility in Greece, the National Plan has 3 main pillars:
- a series of economic and other incentives, subsidizing the e-vehicle acquisition by 100 million euros for 18 months (e-taxis, e-scooters, e-bicycles included);
- regulation of the market of EV charging services and operation of charging infrastructures;
- incentives for the installation of new e-mobility production units in decarbonisation areas.
The Prime Minister explained that this is a holistic plan addressed to both the public and the private sector, underlining the role of Renewable Energy Sources available in the country.
The PM revealed that a Greek island, which he did not divulge, will be used as a model for the use of exclusively electric vehicles.
The event was followed by the signing of the Green Agreement for the Promotion of Electric Mobility, between Greek ministries and agencies.
The event recording is available here.