Press Briefing

Kyiv, February 15, 2018

The European-Ukrainian Energy Agency presented a positional letter – a vision for the development of electric transport in Ukraine. The letter contains recommendations for both the state and the private sector. Among the main recommendations is the continuation of the preferential taxation of electric vehicles by the end of 2022, the involvement of investors for the production of electric transport and stations directly in Ukraine, etc. This was stated by the Deputy Director of the Agency Oleksandra Gumeniuk during a press briefing at the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center.

Ukraine should at the legislative level create all conditions for increasing the number of users of electric vehicles. To date, the Law of Ukraine “On the Electricity Market” has some inaccuracies. “According to the law, the charging station and the owner of the charging station are the electricity supplier. But in reality it’s not. He is a provider of electric vehicle charging services. This is an important point in which it is necessary to understand and improve this norm, so that the providers of electricity charging services do not feel that they avoid additional licensing and necessary regulation “, – said Oleksandra Gumeniuk.

Another recommendation to increase the number of electric vehicles – free parking on public and communal areas for 15 years. It is also important that developers create conditions for owners of electric transport, Igor Kovalev, Head of the project office on infrastructure development of DTEK, said.

“I hope that in 10-15 years we will not see gasoline cars at all. We have to develop fast charging devices. We have to make sure that we have the ability to charge the electric vehicle directly at home. This is a challenge for such companies as Ukrenergo. This is a call to the cities. Cities need to find opportunities to create an infrastructure that allows people to work at home and at home to charge electric vehicles, “said Mats Lundin, Chair of the Board of European-Ukrainian Energy Agency, Director at Celynx AG.