Jurečka: All Czech drivers could get electric cars support

The acting minister of the environment, Marian Jurečka, says that Czech drivers could in future receive financial support for switching to environmentally friendly cars. He said this money could come the European Union’s Social Climate Fund, which is intended to support a transition to green power.

Mr. Jurečka made the comments at a meeting in Prague on Thursday to discuss European Commission proposals to combat air pollution.

He said he would advocate for the Social Climate Fund to be launched before 2025, the current planned date.

At present Czech firms and institutions receive support when they purchase electric cars, but this does not apply to individuals.

Author: Ian Willoughby