ATHENS – The Greek government will launch a programme to subsidize the purchase of e-vehicles in the framework of a strategy to promote the use of electric cars in the country.
Environment and Energy Minister Costas Skrekas and the secretary-general of Energy Alexandra Sdoukou announced that the platform for submitting applications will open on Thursday adding that the subsidy for individuals reached 30 percent on the retail price of a vehicle (pre-tax), while additional subsidy was offered for the purchase of a home charger or the withdrawal of an old car.
Skrekas said the programme has four goals, renewal of car fleet, developing smart charging infrastructure, reducing CO2 emissions ans saving funds for citizens. Sdoukou noted that the subsidy covered only the purchase of e-vehicles and not plug-in hybrid cars.
The programme has a budget of 50 million euros and was expected to be further increased in 2023.