Project "E.VE.CR.I": Round Table discussions about e-mobility with businesses in Smolyan, Zlatograd, and Xanthi

Jun 21, 2022

Three meetings with businesses in Smolyan, Zlatograd, and Xanthi on the cross-border project E.VE.CR.I this week
Experts and local stakeholders will discuss how small, and medium enterprises in southwestern Bulgaria and northwestern Greece will develop with the help of e-mobility
On June 21, 2022, in Smolyan will be held the sixth Bulgaria Round Table of the cross-border project E.VE.CR.I, which stimulates regional business development and sustainable use of electric vehicles. The beginning of the Round Table in Smolyan is from 15.30 in the House of Technology, a regional office of the Regional Chamber of Commerce Smolyan, at 44 Bulgaria Blvd.

On June 22, 2022, residents and business representatives in Zlatograd can discuss at a special meeting - the seventh in a row for the project, how to develop the region through e-mobility. The meeting will start in the Administrative Building of Zlatograd Municipality at 10.30.

On Thursday, June 23, 2022, the host of the second Round Table for Greece will be the city of Xanthi. The meeting in Xanthi will begin at 5 pm and last until 8 pm.

All meetings will start with a test drive of an electric car and will be held under the motto "Building a sustainable future for local businesses and the community through electric mobility." The meetings are open for the participation of owners of hotels, restaurants, shops, and cafes, as well as representatives of other companies and companies with parking spaces.

Each meeting will present possible business models and solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises and discuss the administrative steps and permits that need to be taken and obtained by the regulations of both countries to install charging stations and manage them.

The aim is for them to have the opportunity to meet directly with the present operators and investors to discuss the possibilities of installing charging stations in the region. As part of the project, a network of 50 charging stations should be built by the spring of 2023.

The E.VE.CR.I. project provides a sustainable answer to the key problem - the lack of a continuously accessible, easy-to-use, and widespread network of charging points. In addition, it will help areas near the border, where many trips to the neighboring country take place, and therefore the possibility of using the charging network of the other country is of paramount importance. E.VE.CR.I. will facilitate charging infrastructure management companies, which are slowly gaining ground in Greece and Bulgaria, similar to more advanced European countries.

The development and expansion of the electric car network in the cross-border region have many advantages. Starting with improved energy efficiency, reduced greenhouse gas emissions affecting air quality and quality of life, enhancing entrepreneurship in the cross-border region through sharing, partnership and mutual learning, and creating a vibrant network of proponents of electric mobility, whether small businesses or municipalities.

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