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Slovenia to expand EV charging network in protected natural areas

Municipalities across Slovenia are set to benefit from government grants for the building of electric vehicle charging points.

The money from the Slovenian government’s Ecology Fund and Climate Change Fund will support the installation of charging points in protected natural areas and near Natura 2000 sites. In total, 140 new stations are to be built.

Over €500,000 euros was given out following the tender process, with 69 municipalities successful with their applications.

One of the municipalities to obtain funding is the city of Murska Sobota, capital of the Pomurska region, which will install three new EV charging stations. The Murska Sobota Municipality issued a statement saying:

“In this way, we are contributing to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving air quality, and ensuring that visits to nature conservation areas are eco-friendly. At the same time, the EV charging stations are laying the foundations for the further development of sustainable mobility”.