In Bulgaria, there are only 2% of electric cars, and the purchase of electric vehicles is still at low levels. This year, the percentage of electric cars increased by 10% in the European Union (EU).
Even though every highway in Bulgaria consists of a charging station, even the powerful ones with 150 kilowatts, there is still a deficient number of electric cars. Charging an electric car is not a problem because charging stations are available within a few hundred meters. In the capital (Sofia), you will get free parking for using an electric car.
At the stations, the cost of 1 kilowatt ranges from BGN 0.90 to BGN 1.05-1.10. (less than one euro The high cost and lack of government support for those who choose to move from solid fuel to electricity are the leading causes of the low number of electric cars owned in the nation. In the neighbouring country of Romania, the buyer’s subsidy for a brand-new vehicle can amount to 10,000 euros.
Data on the sales of electric vehicles were gathered nationally by the Association of European Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA). It demonstrates that in the second quarter of 2021, sales of fully electric cars climbed by 71.6%, or 175 units.
The Bulgarian market is overtaken in sales of electric cars by a large number of EU countries, such as Slovenia (+13.3%), Hungary (+37.5%), Romania (+39.9%) and Slovakia (+70.4%).
It is expected that by 2035 all major automotive markets will go electric. Today, every nation globally is making enormous investments in the market for electric vehicles.
Electric vehicles are beneficial for the environment as well economy. Electric cars emit no carbon dioxide when driving because they have no tailpipe. As a result, air pollution is significantly decreased.
Electric cars reduce dependence on fossil fuels. Bulgaria spends vast amounts of money on buying fuels from other countries. Using electric vehicles will save funds further used for sustainable development.