Electrification: The Greek feat!

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Greece's strong support for electrification was expressed by the Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Kostas Karamanlis during the second day of work of the Informal Council of Ministers of Transport, held in Stockholm, News Auto reported.

Karamanlis, during the meeting, participated in a focused Working Group together with the Ministers of France, Denmark, Estonia and Liechtenstein, regarding the countries' initiatives to promote electrification and, more broadly, alternative fuels in the transport sector.

The Minister, during his presentation, highlighted the work that has been done in the last 3.5 years in Greece, noting that "we moved with the main axis of renewing the fleet of vehicles moving on our roads.

Through subsidies and financial facilities, private individuals were given the opportunity to replace conventional cars with electric cars, and thus, from the 0.4% we were in 2019, we reached 7% electric cars today.


Also, the minister referred to the urban transport fleet renewal program that has been launched for Athens and Thessaloniki.

"For these two burdened urban centres of the country, we designed and started to implement an ambitious program to renew the urban transport fleet with environmentally friendly vehicles - electric and LNG - with a goal that they will be a significant percentage of the fleet by 2025," he said.

"At the same time," as he said, "we took advantage of the digitisation of the sector and created an electronic register of electric vehicles, so that there is transparency and information to the public, while we developed relevant applications to locate electric chargers along our network".

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