Petrol stations can now install EV charge points

The House Plenum has unanimously approved a set of regulations that allow petrol stations to install and use electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, as part of the broader government plans to promote EVs in Cyprus as part of the green transition.

AKEL MP Aristos Damianou said during the discussion that the incentives given for electric cars are pointless without enough charging points.

“With these regulations an effort is being made to help the public,” he said, adding that it needs to be implemented the soonest possible.

Currently, all EV charging points are run by the Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC). A law from two years ago says that any site with more 20 parking spaces will be required to install an EV charging point by 2025.

Meanwhile, Green Party MP Charalambos Theopemptou said an effort was being made to install two charging stations at parliament as well.

DIKO MP Christos Senekkis said that this is an important step for people seeking to buy an electric vehicle, as it will make them feel more secure.

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