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Europe: Car-packed Sofia sets EU example with solar car charger

A man parks his electric powered car at a charging station in Sofia. Bulgaria’s car-packed capital has recently set a EU example in the fight against greenhouse gas emissions by installing its first state-of-the-art solar power charger for electric cars, officials said. Bulgaria’s car-packed capital Sofia has set an EU example in the fight against greenhouse gas emissions by installing its first state-of-the-art solar-powered charger for electric cars, the project’s managers said Wednesday. Ads by Google Siemens Electric Vehicle – Quiet, clean and efficient, the mobility of the future. – usa.siemens.com/electromobility “Electricity production can be polluting so we thought we would build this photovoltaic station and charge electric cars with green energy from the sun,” engineer Rosen Malchev told AFP. Sofia’s solar station was cited by the European Commission earlier this month as one of a handful of success stories in Europe’s fight against climate change. The small installation on a bustling Sofia boulevard cost 25,600 euros ($33,600) to build, with half of it funded by the United Nations Development Programme. It can only charge one vehicle at a time but clients do not have to pay as “its energy is a gift from the sun,” Malchev said.

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