Volkswagen will turn a Greek island into a paradise for electric vehiclesNovember 5, 2020
The small island of Astypalea was chosen for the experiment. It is here that the VW Group, together with the Greek authorities, is going to introduce electric transport everywhere with all the accompanying infrastructure.
Volkswagen and Greece signed a memorandum of understanding. This agreement should result in a well-functioning mobility system on the small island of Astypalea.
It is home to about 1,300 people, and every year about 72 thousand tourists from all over the world visit the island.
Within the framework of the project, one and a half thousand cars with traditional internal combustion engines are going to be replaced with a thousand electric cars. At the same time, the so-called sharing service will be launched, by the way, completely electric. With its help, they plan to modernize the local passenger transport.
Another item is car rental. Existing firms will start offering customers electric cars, SEAT electric scooters and electric bicycles. Electrification awaits commercial vehicles, as well as vehicles from various city services, the police and the public sector.
About 230 private and public charging stations will be responsible for the performance of electric cars, which will be located throughout the island. The required energy is planned to be obtained using renewable sources.
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