State to support purchase of e-cars

The ministry plans to build one charging station per 10 e-cars in the future.

Illustrative stock photoIllustrative stock photo(Source: Sme- Ján Krošlák)

The Economy Ministry wants to introduce direct subsidies and also tax relief for people who purchase an electric car in the future.

Slovakia plans to increase the share of e-cars within the total number of all new vehicles to 31 percent by 2030, according to the strategy to develop electromobility adopted in 2015, the Euractiv.sk website reported.

The Economy Ministry submitted a document presenting specific measures to achieve this goal for interdepartmental review in late July. Among other things, it proposes direct subsidies to purchase an e-car, no obligation to pay the registration fee, as well as tax relief, a shorter depreciation period for companies and introduction of low-emission zones. 

Only 178 electric vehicles and 318 hybrid cars were registered in Slovakia up to June 2015, Euractiv.sk wrote. 

E-mobility offers “unique opportunities” for the Slovak economy, environment, science and research and effectiveness of road infrastructure, the Economy Ministry stated.

“In Slovakia, the majority of industry is concentrated close to two main roads (D1, R1), which means that a small number of charging stations concentrated close to them may serve most vehicles,” the document states, as quoted by Euractiv.sk.

The ministry also plans to build one charging station per 10 e-cars in the future.

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