Hungary is planning to install 150 charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) over the next year to encourage low-carbon transport in the country.

According to the country’s Minister for the National Economy, Mihaly Varga, the government wants to see more charging facilities for EVs at major shopping centres to make daily use of an electric car more attractive.

Further benefits for drivers are also under consideration such as being able to drive in bus lanes and free parking.

The government is also making a commitment to electric vehicles by helping public transport organisations to purchase electric buses when they need to renew their fleets.

It has also developed an electric mobility plan, aiming to make Hungary the leading country in central and eastern Europe for electric vehicles. 

Original author: Lewis Macdonald