Volkswagen set to turn Greek island into an electric car paradiseNovember 4, 2020
Greece will “give” the island of Astypalea.
Volkswagen Group has signed an agreement with the Greek government to create an experimental system for servicing electric cars on one of the islands. The automaker plans to replace all cars on the island with electric cars and launch a car-sharing service there.
Currently, Astypalea is home to about 1,300 people. In addition, about 72,000 tourists visit this place annually. It is noted that it is practically impossible to serve such a number of people with an undeveloped public transport system. Volkswagen AG proposes to use means of personal mobility instead of buses – electric scooters and electric bicycles.
All other transport, including trucks and police cars, will be electrified. In addition, a network of 230 public charging stations will be deployed on the island, which will be powered by renewable energy sources.
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