The Czech Republic will give 34 billion to support electromobility

Petr Hloušek, Právo

The state will support the development of electromobility with a total of CZK 34 billion by 2030. Most of the funds will be allocated to the development of charging infrastructure. The outgoing Minister of Industry, Trade, and Transport, Karel Havlíček (ANO), said this during the opening of the e-Salon trade fair.

In addition to subsidies, the state is also planning indirect support, including quotas for the purchase of electric vehicles in the public sphere and more favorable depreciation. “At the turn of the year, a subsidy program for the purchase of electric cars for entrepreneurs should start. The National Recovery Plan will fund it, ” Havlíček said.

According to Josef Pokorný, secretary of the Association of Automobile Importers, the Czech Republic is currently 20th in Europe in terms of sales of electric cars. In the Czech Republic, 2,021 electric vehicles were sold between January and October, a 7% increase over the same period last year. Hybrid vehicles fared better, with sales increasing by 97 percent to 18,641 vehicles.