About a third of cars on Israeli roads will be electric by 2030, government projects
Israel expects the number of electric vehicles to grow from the current 70,000 to 1.3 million in 2030, allots funding for thousands of new charging stations across the country
A Renault electric car recharges at a charging station in Ramat Hasharon (Roni Schutzer/Flash90)
Israel projects that 1.3 million vehicles on its roads will be electric by 2030 taking up a 30 percent share of the auto market as the country seeks to cut down on air pollution and carbon emissions, the Energy and Infrastructure Ministry said on Tuesday.
The forecast is part of the government’s ambitious plan to advance the gradual shift from cars powered by polluting fossil fuels to electric vehicles and green transportation, including trucks, buses and trains.
By 2050, the government aims for all six million private vehicles in use to be electric. There are currently 70,000 electric vehicles in use on Israel’s roads, accounting for less than 2% of all cars.