(MTI) – The aim is Hungary become the leading country in Central Europe in the field of the use of the electric bus and electric mobility – Mihaly Varga, Minister of National Economy said in Budapest on Monday.
The minister said on the premier of the Hungarian-developed and produced electric bus of Evopro in Buda Castle that by 2050, the International Energy Agency predicts 70 percent of the newly sold cars will be electric, hybrid or plug-in hybrid which is a huge challenge. It is a national economic interest Hungary to be able to get as much as possible to be involved in this development, for which technological innovation is necessary – he said.
The minister stated everything is given for that. Anyos Jedlik plan and cluster also serves this goal, in which, inter alia, innovative, competitive Hungarian vehicles can be made, but Hungarian vehicle production does not lag behind the world standard – the Minister said.
According to MTI, Mihaly Varga also said that in connection with Anyos Jedlik plan, the government would like to help the spread of electro-mobility by legislative changes too. Among others, by creating the procedures of the installation of chargers, by the review and modification of the Electricity Act, by the introduction of green license plate for hybrid and electric vehicles, the introduction of parking and road toll discounts and the allowing to use the bus lane.
Tibor Bolla, CEO of BKV pointed out at the opening ceremony of the test program of the bus that a hundred years ago, in March 1915, a battery bus was the first which operated on a scheduled basis in Budapest. We just got back that electric buses can operate again – he added.
Csaba Meszaros, head of the Evopro group said Modulo electric bus could not stand on the Szentharomsag (Trinity) Square without the government’s stimulus economic policy. In addition, he thanked the 1st district that the area set the objective of electric transport.
Designed, developed and manufactured by the Hungarian engineers, Medio Electric, which is the electric prototype of Modulo bus family, is ultralight, composite- structured and has about 57% Hungarian share. The zero-emission bus is 8 meters long and is able to transport 65 passengers.
based on the article of MTI
translated by BA