We tell you what a large network throughout Ukraine will be created for owners of electric vehicles
Ukraine will create a national network of charging stations / Photo: Getty Images, Collage: Today
Due to the gasoline crisis in Ukraine, the demand for alternative modes of transport, including electric vehicles, has increased. In May 2022, people began to buy electric cars 15 times more actively. In this regard, a national network of charging stations will be created for drivers of such cars.
This was reported by the press service of Energoatom.
The project is also fulfilling the decarbonization plan
On Friday, June 17, SE “NAEC “Energoatom” and JSB “Ukrgasbank” signed a Memorandum of Partnership and Cooperation. This the first step towards establishing a national network of electric charging stations.
“Today, another important step has been taken in the development of electric transport infrastructure and the creation of a national network of charging stations in Ukraine, funding sources have been identified for the development of this network throughout the country,” – said the Minister of Energy of Ukraine Herman Galushchenko.
Energoatom noted that the enterprise has the capacity to produce cheap and clean electricity, and this will allow satisfy the need for electric car drivers to recharge throughout the country.
In addition, Ukraine has international obligations for decarbonization. The creation of such a network will make it possible to fulfill these conditions, reduce environmental pollution and accelerate the process of transition to carbon neutrality of the Ukrainian economy.
The press release adds that Ukrainians purchased 8,500 electric cars last year. Already in April-May 2022, the demand for electric cars in Ukraine increased 15 times.
Among the reasons for this excitement is the shortage of fuel and its significant rise in price due to a full-scale war with the Russian Federation. Gas station “from the outlet” is now much cheaper.
“As of June 1, 2022, 36,602 electric cars were registered in Ukraine, the monthly increase in the fleet of electric cars is about 800 cars. This number will increase dynamically – both because of oil product prices and because of the general trend towards environmental friendliness,” – the message says.
Customs clearance of electric cars will become easier
Earlier, Segodnya was told that the Cabinet of Ministers proposes to exempt cars with electric motors, including hybrid ones, from taxation.
According to Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal, the relevant bill has already been submitted to the Verkhovna Rada.
“Within the framework of the Ukrainian Green Deal, this means taking care of our ecology and cleaner air” said the prime minister.
We also explained in detail how Ukrainians can clear customs and register a car with the help of Dії. how the cost of gasoline at different gas stations has changed.