GREECE ANNOUNCES ‘GREEN TAXI’ ELECTRIC VEHICLE INCENTIVE
Transport Minister Costas Karamanlis presented the ‘Green Taxi’ program during the 5th E-mobility Conference held in Athens this week. The decision is part of the government’s ongoing effort to accelerate the country’s transition to green practices beginning with the replacement of older, polluting vehicles, including private cars, taxis, and public transport, with newer, electric vehicles.
The ‘Green Taxi’ program is funded by the EU’s RFF recovery tool and subsidizes the replacement of older taxis with fully electric vehicles. Karamanlis said funding could reach as much as 20,000 euros. At the same time, he said the government was moving forward with plans to install charging infrastructure at taxi stops.
Currently, there are 1,200 public charging stations available after the ministry entered a deal with the managing companies of the country’s highways, he said. The goal now is by 2025 to have developed a comprehensive network of 12,000 charging points to reach 25,000 across Greece by 2030.