“Energoatom” will create a network of high-speed car electric charging stations
At the meeting, the Cabinet of Ministers adopted the order developed by the Ministry of Energy “On the creation of a network of high-speed car electric charging stations by the state enterprise “National Atomic Energy Generating Company “Energoatom”.
NAEC “Energoatom” plans to create a network of 120 car electric charging stations: 40 – high capacity (160+ kW) and 80 – medium capacity (60+ kW) in regional centers and on the main highways of Ukraine. The creation of the network is proposed to be implemented within two years.
“Energoatom has significant reserve capacity for the safe production of cheap and clean electricity. Due to Russia’s military aggression and the crisis it provoked in the fuel market, there has been a rapid increase in demand for electric vehicles. In Ukraine today, together with “hybrids”, the number of electrified cars is over 100,000. The creation of a national infrastructure of charging stations will be an impetus not only for the spread of private electric transport but also for the development of new services using electric vehicles, for example, in the field of delivery and logistics. At the same time, the development of electric transport and related infrastructure means reducing Ukraine’s dependence on fossil fuels, reducing the level of harmful emissions into the atmosphere, and improving the overall environmental situation,” said Energy Minister Herman Galushchenko.
According to the International Energy Agency, sales of electric vehicles in 2021 reached 6.6 million. “By 2030, every second car sold in the United States, the European Union and China could be electric,” says IEA Chairman Fatih Birol.