Hungary Gets Hungry For Electric Vehicles (yes, we just did that)

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APR 30 2014 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 9

Hungary electric vehicles

Budapest, Hungary

Hungary is hungry for electric vehicles.

hungary electric vehicles

Nissan LEAF in Hungary

In Hungary, a push is now on to drive up electric vehicle adoption.  The program being put in place is one that aims to remove old clunkers from the road and to replace them with electric vehicles.

This sort of program is common in some parts of Europe, so it’s not like Hungary came up with this idea on its own.

Anyways, the plan in Hungary is to have the government award coupons to those who replace 15-plus year old automobiles with a modern EV.

Furthermore, the plan calls for EVs to have unlimited access to bus lanes and to park free of charge throughout the nation.

Lastly, government fleets will look first to plug-in vehicles as an option when tired fleet automobiles are in need of replacement.

Hungary’s Economy Minister Mihály Varga put forth this program as part of a broader EV initiative aimed at getting Hungary up to pace in the EV race.

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I love the funny headline, please keep it up … it is a great change from the exaggerated, hyped headlines that you sometimes do.

..and let’s just hope Turkey doesn’t build a poorly executed electric car! 🙂

Isn’t Turkey building a nice electric van that gets a pretty decent range? I think it looks like a sprinter.?

This communication along with the 68 000 (! yes 68k) public chargers to be installed by 2020, was done in mid March, a month prior the parliamental election …
I’m planning to take back my Leaf from Florida to Hungary this year, so hoping this plan will be realized.

I’m glad Hungary is doing this. I’m only 1 data point, and only spent a week in Budapest, but I didn’t see a single EV or public charger. This was in 2012, so my expectations were low. However Budapest had a very good public transportation system. There were electric buses & trains going everywhere.

Next headline: “Virgin Islands sees increased EV penetration”

“Still no EV penetration at Virgin Islands” 😉

“Iceland goes electric and changes name to Evland”

I think everyone would enjoy all the extra effort we went to for relevant pictorial content in this thread.

Turkey to Jump on Electric Vehicle Bandwagon Soon
http://insideevs.com/turkey-to-jump-on-electric-vehicle-bandwagon-soon/

EVs are really gaining popularity. You won’t Belize what’s happening in Central America, but Kuwait, there’s even more going on in the Middle East. Libya tell ya!

(Oman these country puns are horrible. Uganda hate me, but maybe Uruguay who appreciates bad jokes. …Zimbabwe)