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Construction of a Public Charging Infrastructure in an Urban Environment in Sofia

Organisation: Economic Policy Institute Website: Added: October 31, 2023
Project start date: September 17, 2019
Project end date: September 17, 2022


The implementation of the project contributes to the popularization of electric vehicles as clean, ecological and economical transport, thus creating good practices and motivating other cities in the country to start building networks of ecologically clean transport. The project seeks to affect the improvement and development of integrated urban transport by adding 280 new electric charging stations to the existing network in the city of Sofia. This will support the development of alternative and ecological transport and will contribute to the reduction of air pollution in the city of Sofia by over 500 t CO2, as well as will have an impact on noise levels and fine dust pollution in the capital.

Financial data

The total budget EUR 1.20 mln, out of them EUR 895 350 are made available through the "Sustainable Cities Fund". EUR 528 256 are provided as co-financing from the European Regional Development Fund under the OP "Regions in Growth" 2014-2020, EUR 367 094 are co-funded by the "Sustainable Cities Fund". The remaining resource is own funding.


The project can be considered a good practice and contributes to improving clean mobility in the city of Sofia and its neighborhoods.

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Other info

European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.