Cyprus has exceeded its targets for 2022 in the registration of electric vehicles, Minister of Transport, Communications and Works Yiannis Karousos said on Monday, saying that we have actually reached 144% of the target.
In statements during a seminar named "The Energy Transition and its role in strengthening Environmental Health Systems for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals", held by the Municipality of Aradippou, Karousos said that this is a great opportunity to exchange suggestions and opinions related to the green transition, especially in the transport sector.
The Minister outlined the government’s goal of "Fit for 55" and Green Transition policies.
He added that following a Cabinet decision, all-electric mobility issues fall under the Ministry of Transport, while a Committee runs the implementation of the strategies related to this goal.
As regards the electric vehicles program Karousos said that about 8,000 people applied for an electric car subsidy while there is also interest from businesses.
He also said that the Ministry promotes issues related to Sustainable Urban Mobility, public passenger transport, etc.
Mayor of Aradippou Evangelos Evangelides spoke about the initiatives taken to promote sustainability such as the introduction of renewable energy sources.
Marios Panagides, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry said that there has been an intense revision of policies because of the new geopolitical challenges.