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Czech government to support scale-up of hydrogen and electric vehicles

The Czech Ministry of the Environment will support the scale-up of electric vehicles in the country by devoting 600 million koruna (approximately 24.2 million euros) from the National Recovery Plan by the end of 2023.

Thanks to this support, the number of electric vehicles will increase up to 1,485 together with 200 charging stations.

“It’s a revolutionary grant,” said the Minister of the Environment Anna Hubáčková, who underlined the importance of decreasing the country’s dependence on fossil fuels, which also includes the transformation of the transport sector.  “Therefore, we support the purchase of electric cars and the take-off of hydrogen passenger cars. Also, with today’s petrol and diesel prices, it is a question of lower operating costs.”

These funds follow a series of government subsidies that so far allowed the purchase of more than 600 electric cars and almost 200 compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles.

Now, the call extends also to hydrogen cars, small freight electric vehicles, medium-sized trucks, motorcycles and minibuses. Municipalities, regions, schools, non-profit organisations and other entities can apply for the subsidy from 6 June 2022 to 15 December 2023.

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