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Factsheet for measure CY-2023-2/3193 Updated – measures in Cyprus

Recharging Station Sponsorship Scheme ‘Electrification by 1000’

Σχέδιο Χορηγιών Σταθμών Επαναφόρτισης «Ηλεκτροκίνηση Με Τα 1000»

Country Cyprus , applies nationwide
Time period Temporary, 12 January 2023 – 31 January 2026
Context Green Transition, European Semester
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Reorientation of business activities
– Change of production/Innovation
Author Loucas Antoniou (INEK) and Eurofound
Measure added 02 June 2023 (updated 13 March 2024)

Background information

The "Electrification by 1000" sponsorship scheme is included in the National Recovery and Resilience Plan 2021-2026 and is funded by the European Union's Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). The key objective of the scheme is the promotion of electric vehicles through the development of an extensive network of electric vehicle recharging points. It aims to ensure the minimum infrastructure for the support and promotion of zero or low-emission vehicles in Cyprus, contribute to the local and EU climate targets, and ensure the interoperability of these infrastructures.

The scheme will be implemented into two phases; a call for applications to use the first half of the budget and a second call for applications to use the second half of the budget, which will likely be released at the end of 2023.

Content of measure

People engaged in economic activity, legal entities, such as companies, associations and foundations, NGOs, and local authorities that own or rent parking spaces for public use are eligible to benefit from this measure.

The sponsorship scheme provides for the cost of:

  • the purchase and installation of the recharging station
  • the preparation of an electrical study
  • the connection to the electricity supply network
  • the necessary building works
  • the auxiliary equipment necessary for the operation
  • the marking and the installation of a sign.

The aid will cover up to 50% of eligible costs for average areas, and 55% of the cost for mountainous or disadvantaged areas. The amount of funding is connected with the two electricity categories that the applicants are applying for use, alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC), the maximum output power and the power voltage – single and three-phase voltage. Thus, the maximum sponsorship ranges from €1,100 (AC, single voltage, 3,7kW<P<7,4kW) to €30,000 (DC, 150kW≤P<350kW) per each charging station.

For the first phase, each potential beneficiary may receive a grant for up to four charging stations per district with a maximum number of 15 across the country. Local authorities, however, may receive a grant for up to eight charging stations within their governing territories. The total budget of the scheme is €3.7 million.


The following updates to this measure have been made after it came into effect.

06 February 2024

On 6 February 2024, the Office of the Commissioner for State Aid Control published the 2nd Call of the Scheme aiming to enchance the development of the network for 1000 recharging stations around the Island. The total budget of the Scheme is €3.7 million, of which €1.8 million have been distributed during the first phase and the remaing €2.5 million will be used for the second phase. The period of implementation is between 2024-2026.

Use of measure

The first phase of the plan has a budget of €1.8 million, which has funded 1,000 electric vehicle charging stations.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Applies to all businesses Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
European Funds
National funds
National Recovery and Resilience Facility

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role No involvement as case not in social partner domain No involvement
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: N/A


The design of the scheme was performed by the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works (MTCW) and no involvement of social partners have been recorded in the processes. The coordinating agency is the Department of Electrical and Mechanical Services of the MTCW, which is the implementing agency, in collaboration with Cyprus Energy Office.

Views and reactions

Reactions in relation to the provisions of the scheme have not been recorded. However, according to press reports, the coordinating authority received 120 applications by mid-April 2023. It seems that local authorities – municipal and community authorities – have a particular interest to participate in the scheme as well as petrol stations and other individuals.



Eurofound (2023), Recharging Station Sponsorship Scheme ‘Electrification by 1000’, measure CY-2023-2/3193 (measures in Cyprus), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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