Weekly newsletter

The number of green cars has doubled from 10,000 to 20,000 since 2019 according to a recently published chart, reports economic investigative site G7.

According to the figures presented by Péter Kaderják, State Secretary for Energy Affairs and Climate Policy at the Ministry of Innovation and Technology (ITM), their growth is constant, meaning that apparently they haven’t been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The next step would be for the ministry to provide a founding for bicycles with electrical components, called pedelec. They plan to start the program this September but the details are still under consideration, Kadeják also said.

In reference to their own survey, József Pethő, the Hungarian Electromobility Association’s Chair, claimed that Hungarian users gave pretty much similar answers to Western, French, and German users.

Gov't Expands Electric Car Subsidy Scheme After Successful First Scheme
Gov't Expands Electric Car Subsidy Scheme After Successful First Scheme

Given the success of the 5 billion forints (EUR 14m) subsidy scheme for electric vehicle purchases, the government has decided to expand the programme, with an extra 882 million forints now available for bids that meet the various criteria, László Palkovics, the minister of innovation and technology, told MTI on Saturday. As well as private […]Continue reading

The study shows that Hungarians’ biggest doubts about green cars are still their expensive pricetags, the shorter distances they can cover, and potential resell over time.

11% have said that they have traveled more than 150 km at least once a week with their electric cars in a day.

Featured image by György Varga/MTI