Electric vehicle charging stations in Isperih

Bulgaria
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Short presentation

Creation of a center to modernize, produce and maintain electric vehicles and charging stations in the Isperih region by the company Belectra.

Goals

Create new jobs in rural areas in an innovative sector and boost the local economy; Offer an alternative and less polluting transport offer.

Contexte (territory issues, targeted audience)

The Isperih region is the second poorest region in the European Union, located in north-eastern Bulgaria.
Faced with climate change and increasing transport costs, more and more companies and individuals are interested in electric cars.

Actions implemented

The “Belectra” electric vehicle technology center was created by a small company in the Isperih region to develop innovative technologies for the development of electric cars.
The Center aims to transform conventional cars into electric cars, produce electronic charging stations and train mechanics. In addition, the company has taken the initiative to organize information meetings with public institutions to discuss how to optimize their car parks, leading to improved public services. Awareness-raising activities are also carried out to inform the population and in particular young people and the public authorities on the advantages of electric vehicles.

Five charging stations were built between March and September 2015 in the cities of Varna, Plovdiv, Shumen, Burgas and Belogradchik.
The company plans to gradually occupy at least 60% of the market for electric vehicles and 70% of the market for charging stations in the region.
Three new jobs were created (two mechanics and an administrator).

More than 1000 residents of the municipality of Isperih have been made aware of electric mobility as a modern solution for health and environmental protection and a way to create a contemporary and attractive image of the region.

Funding

EAFRD 21 760 €
National/regional funds 5 440 €
Private funds 11 600 €
Global cost (in Euros) : 38 800 €

Other information

Project's start year : 2015

Points of vigilance, difficulties to pass through, success factors

• The top: united and sensitized team
• Points of vigilance: lack of knowledge of the local population on the opportunities offered by electromobility and the contribution of their city to the sector.
• Good practices (in terms of approach, tools or levers): develop environmental awareness and the spirit of innovation; cooperation with the Isperih LAG

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Structure

“Belectra” - Teodor Ivanov (Company, Private structure )
Hristo Smirnenski Str. 41
 Isperih
Contact : Fiche réalisée par l’ENRD (European Network for Rural Developement)
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Supported by LEADER

Project supported by LAG of Isperih
+359 887632614 / a1teodorivanov@gmail.com
http://leaderisperih.eu