Vladimir Varbanov: Nearly 30,000 should be the registered electric cars in Bulgaria by 2026

The number of registered electric cars in Bulgaria should reach nearly 30,000 by 2026. This is what the Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Vladimir Varbanov stated in Ruse during a Round Table on energy efficiency in transport and prospects for the use of low-carbon energy in the Danube region. He pointed out that currently there are less than 10,000 registered electric cars.

"In order to increase the demand for this type of vehicle, various preferences for owners are being considered, such as tax cuts and the introduction of incentive fees. In this way we will achieve a good level of decarbonization in Bulgaria and reduction of harmful emissions", Vladimir Varbanov said.

The Deputy Minister announced that the ferry between Ruse and Giurgiu is expected to be launched by the end of June. All actions are being taken to restore the Ro-Ro terminal in Ruse, which will ease car traffic. A decision is also forthcoming to open a border checkpoint on the Romanian side. Active steps are taken on the realization of the project for the construction of a second bridge over the Danube River near Ruse.

"Together with the Municipality of Ruse we are working to quickly resume the work of the airport in the city, and this is expected to happen by the end of this year. BGN 2.6 million have already been allocated and they are in the municipality's accounts. The runway will be inspected, a ground and airport operator will be selected, as well as staff will be appointed who meet all the requirements for servicing the airport", Vladimir Varbanov added.

The forum is organized by "Angel Kanchev" University of Ruse. The event was attended by Deputy Regional Governor Lyudmil Hristov, Mayor of Ruse Pencho Milkov and his Deputy for Utilities Dimitar Nedev.