EU approves 53 million euro plan to support EV charging stations in Romania

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European competition regulators have approved a 53 million euro plan for a network of charging stations for electric vehicles in Romania.

The measure will contribute to reducing CO2 and other pollutant emissions without  distorting competition in the single market, the Commission said in a press release this week.

The Commission said Romania’s plans to create a network of charging stations for electric and hybrid vehicles were in line with European Union regulations.

„Romania will contribute to the fight against global warming, in line with the European Green Deal’s objectives. This scheme will reduce harmful car emissions and improve the health of citizens,” said the Commission’s executive vice-president  Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy.

It aims to set up a network of recharging stations throughout Romania for hybrid and battery-electric vehicles. It will cover urban, suburban and rural areas.

The program will run from 2020-2025 and is expected to boost investments in charging stations for hybrid and battery electric motor vehicles in Romania

In 2019, Romanians bought 1,500 new electric cars, more than double the previous year, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association said.

The Commission said the measure should encourage sales of low-emission vehicles, thereby reducing noxious emissions in line with the goals set by the European Green Deal.

The European Green Deal, which was presented in December 2019, sets out how to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. To achieve that, a 90% reduction in transport emissions is needed by 2050.


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