Bulgaria’s goal is to have at least 30,000 electric vehicles in Bulgaria by 2026, and to install 10,000 charging stations, said Deputy Prime Minister for Climate Policy and Minister of Environment and Water Borislav Sandov. According to the latest data, there were only 3,000 vehicles at the end of 2021.
Borislav Sandov announced that Bulgaria would soon draft a law to promote electric mobility.
The new commission will create a model of simplified regulation to encourage the construction of charging stations. In contrast, a long-term vision for the new law will be ready in the autumn, Minister Sandov said at the opening of a round table called “Transport of the future – clean energy at a reasonable price.”
Bulgaria to set up 20-30 fast-charging hubs on major roads
Sandov explained that e-mobility reform was included in the National Recovery and Resilience Plan. He was appointed responsible for coordinating policies for the development of e-mobility in Bulgaria.
The minister said that 10,000 charging stations should be built so that everyone can charge their electric car. Bulgaria will set up 20-30 fast-charging hubs on major roads, while public charging points for EVs will be built in central parts of more than 50 cities and large residential areas.
“The construction of charging infrastructure and electrification of vehicles will be accelerated, bringing Bulgaria closer to the long-term European greenhouse gas emission reduction goals. Reduce air pollution and urban noise pollution by introducing low-emission areas in central city parts. It will happen,” he said.
Sandov said that 30 percent of fine particulate pollution in urban areas is caused by transportation and that low-emission areas should be introduced in at least three Bulgarian cities with a total population of at least 1.5 million.
Sandov stressed that while Bulgaria has substantially reduced greenhouse emissions compared to the 1988 baseline, emissions in the transport sector have increased by 40%.