Starting next Thursday (11.05.2023), the platform will be open to submitting applications to be included in the “Charge Everywhere” action for the installation of 8,000 charging stations for electric vehicles (E/O) accessible to the public, as It was announced today (8.5 .2023) from the Ministry of the Environment paving the way for electric cars to obtain… energy from many parts of the country.
The action platform (https://fortizopantou.gov.gr) for charging electric vehicles, which will allow electric cars to obtain… energy from many places in it will also work within the day for informational purposes.
The main objective of the action, with a total budget of 80 million euros, is to create, in terms of healthy competition, a the main public electric vehicle charging network throughout the country, covering both cities and the national road network so that citizens can travel everywhere with their electric car without stress, in an economical and “green” way.
The action will provide financial incentives for supply, installation and connection to the electricity grid of charging points with public access powered by electricity produced from Renewable Energy Sources (RES) in public areas of cities, in key transport infrastructures (roads, airports, ports, train stations) and in private spaces with public access such as gas stations, car stations (parking shops) and other points of interest (for example, chain stores, etc.).
Beneficiaries and categories
The beneficiaries of the action are Commercial Companies and Sole Proprietorships, Societies, Societies, Consortiums that carry out commercial activity, Public and Municipal Companies.
More specifically, the Beneficiaries are agencies that cover the cost of investment for the development of H/O charging stations and are divided into 2 Categories (I and II):
- Category I: Holders or owners legal right to exclusive use of space where the station will be installed, and who hire the Cargo Infrastructure Operators (FEYFHO) who are responsible for operating the station.
- Category II: Collection Infrastructure Operators (FEYFHO), which undertake to grant full and unrestricted use of the space station installation.
The total budget of the action is 80 million euroscomes from resources of the Recovery and Resilience Fund and is distributed, depending on the location of the charging stations, as follows:
Category A with a budget of 30 million euros (distributed by Autonomous Communities)
Charging points installed in OTA areas of responsibility. Grade A and are included in the Electric Vehicle Recharging Plans (SFHO), whose nominal installed power is greater than or equal to seven point four (7.4) kW. Besides:
- Potential Class A Beneficiaries are: FEYFHO dealerships resulting from the holding of open concession tenders (in accordance with the regulations of para. 2 of n. 16 of Law 4710/2020) that have preceded for the development, administration and operation of these public access stations.
- Aid rates for recipients in this category are determined based on the Concession Contract that has been signed between the Contracting Authority and the Concessionaire Company, setting maximum aid percentages, depending on the population of each Municipality, which reach up to 70% for the smallest municipalities.
Category B for charging points installed in places of public access outside of Category A with a budget of 50 million euros and a partial allocation as follows:
- charging stations on the axes of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) such as highways, main ports, airports and railway stations (eg 15 million euros)
- charging stations in other places such as gas stations, gas stations (parking shops), marinas, public access building car parks, etc. (eg 35 million euros distributed by Autonomous Community)
In addition, the following applies to Category B stations:
- Are eligible to receive support for this category only direct current (DC) H/O charging stations with a power greater than or equal to thirty (30) kW, with the exception of car stations (parking shops) in which alternating current (AC) stations with a nominal power greater than or equal to seven point four (7.4) kW can also be accommodated.
- The aid percentages for this category depend on the place (Region / Regional Unit) in which the stations are installed, as well as the size of the company (large/medium/small) that is the beneficiary of the action. These percentages range from 20% (for example, a large company installing an E/O charging station in the central sector of Athens) to 65% (for example, a small company installing an E/O charging station in Thrace). Likewise, a maximum amount of total eligible cost per charging station is established based on the station’s output power and its connection method (size of supply) to the electrical network.
- Air conditioning charging stations are considered eligible for category B subsidies only as long as they provide public access for at least 12 hours per day and five (5) days per week.
Regarding the number of applications for Category A, the potential beneficiary can submit as many applications as Concessions of charging points included in SFHO Municipalities in which it is a Concessionaire after a relevant tender. For Category B, up to six (6) applications can be made per Autonomous Community (requests are made for recharging stations within the same Autonomous Community) and provided that the limitations established for the total amount of the aid that it has are met. right to receive each beneficiary, which apply at a single company level.
The application information system. It will remain open until December 31, 2023, or until all available resources are exhausted.
“Plan for a transport with zero emissions of polluting gases”
The Minister of Environment and Energy, Kostas Skrekas, stated in this regard:
“With firm steps we continue to implement a dynamic plan for the transport of zero emissions of polluting gases! Electric mobility is one of the most essential components to achieve the objective of climate neutrality and the European Fit for 55% plan.
The Charging Everywhere program will add 80 million euros from the Resilience Recovery Fund to the policy followed by the Greek government and the Ministry of Environment and Energy for electrification, subsidizing the installation of public access charging stations throughout the territory. In this way, a strong and sufficient electric car charging network is gradually created, and at the same time the confidence and security of drivers is strengthened by the possibility of recharging even over long distances and trips!
In addition, the private initiative is strengthened, which develops dynamically, having opened a new market, constantly creating new high-value jobs.
We continue our effort with an eye on first goal of 2030 and the drastic reduction of pollutants by 55%. The environment is culture and quality of life and it is everyone’s business”.
The General Secretary for Energy and Mineral Raw Materials, Alexandra Sdoukou, stated in this regard:
“Since 2019, when we assumed the energy and environmental policy of our country, we have set ourselves the objective of the penetration of electric mobility in the mix of our daily trips. The ultimate goal is to create the conditions for green, sustainable cities that are respectful of citizens and the environment.
We receive electrification with only 700 electric cars on the road and fewer than 100 public charging stations.
Today our country is among the first countries of the European Union At a growth rate of electrification, we are achieving EV penetration rates more than 10%public access charging stations exceed 3,200, and with these performances we consistently exceed the goals that we have set for ourselves in the National Energy and Climate Plan each year.
The Charge Everywhere program, using resources from the Recovery and Resiliency Fund, is aimed at the fastest development of necessary charging infrastructure across the country.
With 80 million euros and a grant that reaches, conditionally, up to 70%, Our goal is to install 8,000 additional charging points throughout the territory, thus creating a dense network and encouraging professional and private drivers to opt for the transition to electric mobility.
We envision a Greece that is a model in transport, a Greece with sustainable and citizen-friendly cities, a green future that we must create and leave a legacy for the next generations!”