A draft bill promoting electric vehicle market growth is close to being finalized for consultation following preparations and processing by related ministries over the past six months.
The plan’s details include 5,000-euro subsidies for electric car purchases as well as financial support, as a percentage of the buying price, for electric bicycle and scooter purchases, according to sources.
More crucially, besides subsidies, the government plan also includes a strategy for this technology’s increased share of the auto market.
Tax incentives as well as other motives, including free-parking rights for electric vehicles, are also believed to be included in the package of measures.
Support for increased usage of electric vehicles was a key item on Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ pre-election agenda and has since developed into a priority in the government’s new green energy plan.
The plan will be forwarded for consultation next month, energy minister Costis Hatzidakis has announced.
Electric vehicle market growth also represents an important part of the new National Energy and Climate Plan.
The NECP includes a target for one in every three vehicles to be electric by 2030. If achieved, this target would introduce a total of 350,000 electric vehicles to Greek roads within the next decade and subsequently increase electricity consumption by 4 percent.