In the EU, more than 25% of GHG emissions come from the transport sector, making it a key target for achieving carbon reduction goals. In the summer of 2020, the Greek government announced its National Plan for E-mobility, in line with the EU Green Deal strategy. As a first step, the law on Promotion of E-mobility introduced a subsidy scheme for electric vehicle acquisition and the obligation for all Municipalities to develop Electric Vehicle Charging Plans (EVCPs).
Although these initiatives seem to effectively support the uptake of e-mobility in urban context, the adoption of e-mobility in islands faces challenges, mostly deriving from their topography, remoteness, and seasonality. On the other hand, these characteristics represent great opportunities for islands to function as testbeds for the technical, social, and financial innovation needed to promote e-mobility.
To that end, AEGEA in collaboration with DAFNI developed the following services, offered to its members:
This support and collaboration with the island municipalities, members of DAFNI, was fruitful and already resulted to the implementation of the 2 first insular public charging networks:
The enhanced visibility of the EV charging stations, also due to accompanying works (beautification and cleaning of surroundings, industrial flooring, special signage), had a positive impact to the visitors, resulting to an increased demand for EV rentals.
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