Budapest, August 15 (MTI) – The economy ministry will launch a tender on Monday offering 1.25 billion (EUR 4m) forints of non-refundable grants for establishing charging stations for electric vehicles, Economy Minister Mihály Varga said at a press conference.

Municipalities governing cities with at least 15,000 inhabitants can apply for the grant money from September 15 until December 31.

The ministry estimates that nearly 1,000 charging stations can be established with the help of the grant.

The initiative is part of the government’s Jedlik Ányos Plan, a blueprint for the regulatory and support framework required for popularising electromobility. In February the government already issued a decree requiring charging stations to be installed in car parks to boost their number.

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Ministry: Charging station network will allow electric car owners to drive cross country

Budapest, August 16 (MTI) – The network of electric car charging stations that will be built with the help of a tender recently launched by the economy ministry will allow electric car owners to easily drive cross country, a ministry official said.

The economy ministry on Monday launched a tender offering 1.25 billion (EUR 4m) forints of non-refundable grants to municipalities governing cities with at least 15,000 inhabitants for establishing charging stations for electric cars.

State secretary István Lepsényi told public news channel M1 on Tuesday that there are over 1,000 plug-in vehicles on Hungary’s roads. According to the ministry’s calculations, that number will grow to 50,000 by 2020, he added.

The ministry estimates that nearly 1,000 charging stations can be established with the help of the grant.

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The initiative is part of the government’s Jedlik Ányos Plan, a blueprint for the regulatory and support framework required for popularising electromobility. In February the government already issued a decree requiring charging stations to be installed in car parks to boost their number.

Source: MTI

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