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Economy Ministry To Install 250 New Charging Points For Electric Cars In Budapest

Tamás Székely 2016.12.14.

Drivers of electric cars will soon have more options at their disposal for charging their vehicles in Budapest as the Hungarian Economy Ministry has committed to spending 600 million forints (EUR 1.9m) on installing 250 new charging points around the capital, with each station providing two chargers.

The Economy Ministry said in a statement that it had signed cooperation agreements with the Budapest metropolitan council as part of its electromobility plan. Budapest will provide the space for the charging station and the ministry will provide financial support for installing the equipment.

Meanwhile power usage in Hungary has reached a new record with 6,749 megawatt recorded on 8 December. It is the highest system load ever in Hungary, the Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (Mavir) said, adding that the new all-time high power consumption was related to the cold weather, as well as the Christmas street light decorations.

via MTI and portfolio.hu