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Tuesday, 08 September 2015 14:00

More than 150 electric charging points to be installed in Hungary

The Government of Hungary can state that it has been successful in preparing and adopting the Ányos Jedlik Plan and the related Jedlik Action Plan, Minister for National Economy Mihály Varga said at the inauguration of the newest electric charging point in Budapest. The Government is to fund the development of electromobility infrastructure through revenues from CO2 quota sales, Caspian Energy News (www.caspianenergy.net) reports with reference to the press service of the Government of Hungary.

Through the adoption of the Ányos Jedlik Plan the EU’s first comprehensive and systemic strategic blueprint of electro-mobility was born, the Minister pointed out.

As the Minister stressed, the Ministry for National Economy – backed by the Government – places a special emphasis on promoting electromobility in Hungary in order to bolster environmental protection and reduce the country’s economic vulnerability. The programme can be declared successful only in case electromobility infrastructure is completed, a supportive regulatory environment is put in place and people become interested in using electric vehicles. Concerning the development of infrastructure, Mihály Varga added that the Government has earmarked 25 percent of carbon quota revenues for the building of electromobility infrastructure. In the first phase of the programme, 150 flash chargers are to be installed mainly alongside motorways and in larger cities to enable the use of these vehicles all over the country. Among the first achievements of the Ányos Jedlik Plan the Minister highlighted the fact that the term “environmentally-friendly vehicle” was first introduced into the Hungarian legal system on 1 July 2015. The Ministry for National Economy is to submit the parliament a package of proposals aiming to reduce the costs of operating an electric vehicle through tax incentives.

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