Localization of the production of electric cars in Ukraine will create new jobs and increase the share of auto production in the country's GDP. This was stated by the Minister of Infrastructure Vladislav Krykliy today, February 23, during the All-Ukrainian Forum “Ukraine 30“ Infrastructure ”.
“The number of electric vehicles in Ukraine is constantly growing, so one of the key issues for our Ministry is to popularize ecological modes of transport and create a developed network of charging infrastructure, which allowed owners of electric cars to move comfortably not only within settlements, but also in intercity traffic. To do this, we, together with the EIB, are updating about 1000 units of public transport in 29 cities, preparing a pilot project for the installation of high-speed electric charging stations on the main highways of the country, and also localizing the production of electric cars in Ukraine. In the first reading, a bill has already been adopted that provides incentives for the production of electric vehicles, chargers and their components. And these are new jobs and an increase in the share of auto production in the country's GDP, "said Vladislav Krikliy.
According to him, another priority for the department remains the digitalization of the sector and the implementation of important digital initiatives in the field of transport. In particular, the systems of multimodal passenger transportation on a single ticket Digital Ticket, the system of multimodal cargo transportation E-cargo, 100% digitalization of Ukrposhta services, and the like.
“Last week, everyone watched with delight the landing of the NASA rover, because a person dreams of super-speed and super-ability. As a minister, I want to see Ukraine technological and modern. To do this, we will integrate the Ukrainian transport system into the global one, digitalize transport and introduce an intelligent transport system, build a modern infrastructure, and also liberalize transportation - we will eliminate barriers on the way of goods and passengers, "Vladislav Krykliy noted.
He also shared the agency's achievements and plans in building smart and safe roads, upgrading railway infrastructure, developing aviation and promoting inland waterways.