Electric mobility is a priority for 2020


This morning, in the Luna room of the Science and Technology Park of São Miguel, the Azores Electric Mobility Plan was presented.

At the opening session, the Regional Secretary for Energy, Environment and Tourism, Marta Guerreiro, said that the preliminary proposal for the 2020 Energy Plan and Budget “foresees an allocation of half a million euros for financial incentives for the acquisition, by natural or legal persons of electric vehicles".

“This is a measure that makes it possible to achieve in the Azores, more quickly, the goals of sustainable development and the fight against climate change, in terms of mitigation”, added Marta Guerreiro, stressing that the “massification” of the use of electric vehicles "it is essential" for "investing in the new paradigm of sustainable mobility".

According to Marta Guerreiro, for the same reason, as of today, "the Government of the Azores will place in public consultation, for the next 30 days, the Regional Regulatory Decree which defines the granting of financial incentives for the purchase of electric vehicles, which includes cars, motorcycles and bikes, and charging points".

In charge of the Regional Director of Energy, Andreia Carreiro, was the exhibition of the various axes that will compose the Electric Mobility Plan of the Azores.

The process of implementing a robust and secure 26 point charging network for electric vehicles, covering all counties and islands in the Region, is underway.

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