Ministry calls HUF 1.25 bln tender for charging stations


Hungary’s Ministry for National Economy (NGM) is launching a tender offering HUF 1.25 billion of non-refundable grants for establishing charging stations for electric vehicles in the country, Minister Mihály Varga said at a press conference today, according to Hungarian news agency MTI.

Municipalities of cities that have at least 15,000 inhabitants will be eligible to apply for the grant money in the period of September 15 - December 31, which the ministry expects will be enough to establish approximately 1,000 charging stations, according to MTI. 

The initiative is part of the blueprint for the Hungarian governmentʼs regulatory and support framework required to popularize electromobility, entitled the Ányos Jedlik Plan. The plan outlines the advantages offered electric vehicles, such as the use of bus lanes, reduced parking and motorway fees, and tax breaks.

The number of electric vehicles rolling on Hungarian roads has increased almost threefold in half a year, up from January’s 361 to 932 by the end of the first half, Hungarian business daily Világgazdaság reported in June citing government data.


European e-commerce soars during pandemic - study Analysis

European e-commerce soars during pandemic - study

Lawmakers approve 2022 budget Parliament

Lawmakers approve 2022 budget

Duncan Graham reelected as BCCH president Appointments

Duncan Graham reelected as BCCH president

Budapest launches revamped coupon card for visitors City

Budapest launches revamped coupon card for visitors


Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.