- This investment will span from 2020 to 2025
- It will cover urban, suburban and rural areas
Romania is launching a 53 million euro state aid scheme to accelerate investments in charging stations for hybrid and electric vehicles (EVs). This investment will span from 2020 to 2025. It has been approved by the European Commission under EU state aid rules.
The country has above 150 charging stations for EVs at the moment. It had announced in 2018 that the country aims to install 200,000 in the next four years. This scheme will cover urban, suburban and rural areas. The European Union’s executive body said on its website said that the scheme aims to develop a network of charging stations that will cover the whole country.
Open and transparent tender procedure
This scheme is open to all economic operators meeting some specified criteria. The EU regulators said that the beneficiaries will be selected through an open and transparent tender procedure. The support will be provided in the form of grants. The EU commissioners said the measure will encourage a significant uptake of low emissions vehicles.