20 September 2019 - The first charging point for electric vehicles has been put into operation in Podgorica. It is placed in front of the Podgorica Assembly, at the crossroads of Njegoševa Street and Vučedolska Street, and it is first of the three charging points planned for the capital. Usage will be free of charge during the first year.
The permanent representative at United Nations Development Programme to Montenegro Daniela Gasparikova stressed that the first public charging point for electric vehicles would boost further development of charging infrastructure across the country.
"Two more charging points will be installed in Podgorica by the end of Oct. and eleven in total by the end of the year," said Gasparikova reports Cafe del Montenegro.
The transport sector accounts for almost a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions, and this is the area that needs changes the most.
"The Montenegrin transport system currently accounts for 20 per cent of the national greenhouse gas emissions. If pollution by emissions keeps increasing in this way, estimations say it will make up to 30 per cent of the national greenhouse gas emissions," representative at United Nations Development Programme to Montenegro Gasparikova emphasized.
In her opinion, electric-vehicle charging soon will become as simple as charging smartphones.
Mayor of Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, Ivan Vuković said that the environment protection represented the issue of topmost priority.
"Putting into operation the first charging point for electric vehicles represents a huge step forward for Podgorica and the whole country," pointed out Vuković.
Managing Director of the International Cooperation Directorate in the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism Igor Građević underlined this initiative was a part of the larger project dealing with the emission reductions.
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