Ministerial: The plan to install 1000 chargers was approved

The Council of Ministers approved in today's session the second phase of the sponsorship plan

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The Council of Ministers approved in today's session the second phase of the sponsorship plan for the installation of 1.000 recharging points for electric vehicles, under the name "Electrification with the 1.000".

The responsible implementing body for the project is the Electromechanical Services Department of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works in collaboration with the Cyprus Energy Office.

The plan is included in the National Recovery and Resilience Plan, with a policy axis of rapid transition to a green economy-sustainable transport, and its implementation will contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, as well as other pollutants. The available budget for the current phase is €2.500.000.

The plan is part of the commitments of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote the use of sustainable technologies, alongside the plan to promote electrification for the purchase of vehicles with zero or low CO2 emissions. Its purpose is to promote electric mobility through the development of an extensive network of electric vehicle recharging points.

Eligible places to install the chargers are parking spaces for public use, such as municipal and community parking spaces, private parking spaces (e.g. parking spaces of department stores, hotels, supermarkets, banks, private hospitals, shopping centers, etc.), gas station spaces petrol stations, recharging station areas, and fake parking spaces (on street parking or along the roadway).

Beneficiaries of the grants are natural persons, legal persons (companies, unions, foundations, federations), Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), legal persons under public law, local government authorities that carry out economic activity for the purpose of this plan and are owners or tenants of space parking for public use and operate in areas under the control of the Republic of Cyprus.

It is clarified that the beneficiaries do not include natural or legal persons who aim to install the station for private use (e.g. charging the organization's vehicle fleet).

The scheme subsidizes up to 45% of the installation costs of electric vehicle recharging points. Applications will be accepted until May 31, 2024.

On Tuesday, March 19, 2024, the information of the second phase of the project will be posted on the website and those interested will be able to apply.

Source: KYPE