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Electric vehicles and charging crossboders infrastructure

with acronim E.VE.CR.I.

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Project Description


LEAD BENEFICIARY:ALLIANCE OF THE PRODUCERS OF ECOLOGICAL ENERGY – BG

PROJECT BENEFICIARY #2:CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY-HELLAS

PROJECT BENEFICIARY #3:BULGARIAN ELECTRIC VEHICLES ASSOCIATION

DURATION: 24 months (May 2021 – April 2023)

FUNDING ORGANIZATION: Cross-Border Cooperation Programme INTERREG V-A Greece – Bulgaria 2014-2020

TOTAL BUDGET: 339 072.80 Euro

ABOUT THE PROJECT:

The ever-growing global concern about climate change caused by vehicular greenhouse gas emissions, coupled with the depletion of natural resources, is driving global economies towards the adoption of alternate fuel technology. Electric vehicles (EVs) are an alternative green and clean technology, which can enable the efficient transition to a sustainable low-carbon emission transportation system while preserving scarce natural resources.

The ultimate purpose of this project is to contribute to a better life, which will result in improved energy efficiency, air quality, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions all leading to improved quality of life and sustainability. The project will result in creating new businesses and jobs and will facilitate cross-border mobility, exchange, and travel between Bulgaria and Greece.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:

The main objective of the project is to enhance entrepreneurship in the cross-border area through sharing, partnering and cross learning and creating a vibrant network between EV supporters within SMEs and municipalities. This task shall be achieved by convincing and encouraging potential partners from recently established SMEs to install chargers for electric vehicles (50 in total) in order to increase the current charging network and therefore to stimulate the usage of EV in the Cross-Border Region.

  • Building shared territorial assets (EV charging spots) and promoting integrated territorial development by attracting reputable charging stations operators to the area;
  • To benefit the natural environment and society through fostering trans-border cooperation for energy efficiency and climate and environment friendly technologies like EV;
  • Implementing an innovative approach to interconnecting and interoperability of cross-border EV charging networks.
EXPECTED RESULTS:

The main result from the project is to enhance entrepreneurship related to EV charging spots and EV in general, and to support jobs creation in the cross-border area by supporting a total of 50 newly established SME’s (up to 3 years) from Greece and Bulgaria.

  • Increased awareness of the advantages of Electric Mobility;
  • Committed locals, who become “hosts” of Electric Charging Stations;
  • New communication routes between Bulgaria and Greece enabling cultural and economic exchange;
  • Provoked interest in sustainable business development.
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