By Evie Andreou
The Electric Authority of Cyprus (EAC) has launched a new e-charge service for electric vehicles and a network of 15 charging stations, one of which in Nicosia that was inaugurated by Energy minister Giorgos Lakkotrypis.
The new service, which was launched to mark World Environment Day on Thursday allows owners of electric vehicles to charge their cars at any charging station which have been set up in public areas.
To use the service, motorists must get the RFID card which is an access card available at any EAC customer service centre with a €25 fixed charge that will be added to the consumer’s next electricity bill.
According to the EAC, the promotion of the electric vehicle will contribute to the improvement of the quality of life in towns and create new markets and services for consumers.
Lakkotrypis said that the EAC is showing the way to a better, cleaner environment by creating the necessary infrastructure for the promotion of electric vehicles.
Eight charging stations have been set up in Nicosia District, two in Limassol, one in Platres, one in Larnaca, one in Protaras, one in Paphos and one in Polis Chrysochous.
For information on how to use the charging stations and a map of their locations visit: http://www.eac.com.cy/EN/customerservice/Pages/echarge.aspx