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Israel to spend NIS 24 million on more charging stations for electric cars

Sue Surkes is The Times of Israel's environment reporter.

A charging station for electrical vehicles. (Sraya Diamant/Flash90)
A charging station for electrical vehicles. (Sraya Diamant/Flash90)

The Energy Ministry will invest NIS 24 million ($7.5 million) to deploy more charging stations for electric vehicles throughout the country.

The chargers will be installed in parking lots, public areas, malls and highways.

The announcement follows an earlier allocation of NIS 30 million ($9.4 million) to set up some 2,500 charging points by the end of this year. The figure includes 100 points for fast and superfast charging.

The Energy Ministry expects the latest tender will bring the number of fast or superfast charging points — which are mainly along highways — to 80, with a further 3,000 points in other public areas.

The Energy Ministry wants to ban the purchase of all non-electric cars starting in 2030.

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