A project proposal has been submitted under the Connecting Europe Facility (Improving transport infrastructure and resilience – works or mixed) program of the European Union with the title: Transport infrastructure for green and sustainable transport in Bulgarian municipalities.


We would like to inform you that on 19.01.2022 a project proposal was successfully submitted under the Connecting Europe Facility (Improving transport infrastructure and resilience – works or mixed) program of the European Union entitled: Transport infrastructure for green and sustainable transport in Bulgarian municipalities (Transport infrastructure for green and sustainable transport in Bulgarian municipalities). Connecting Europe Facility (Improving transport infrastructure and resilience – works or mixed) is a little known program for Bulgaria, and thanks to the international cooperation of the Balkan Hydrogen Cluster, we had the opportunity to participate with our project proposed in the above program of the EC. The concept of the Project is characterized by targeted support for building and modernizing sustainable urban transport systems to tackle climate change by stimulating and supporting Bulgarian municipalities and companies. The project proposal aims to reduce the carbon footprint in the transport sector and optimize financial resources for greenhouse gas and hydrocarbon fuel emissions. The participants – partners in the project are: – Municipality of Varna, which joined the project in order to replace 66 cars with internal combustion engines with electric cars manufactured by a leading brand, 25 pcs. charging stations for electric cars, which are planned to be built at key locations in the city of Varna, 300 pcs. SMART electric bicycles of the latest generation, which will be delivered for shared use by the citizens and guests of our sea capital; – Municipality of Pernik, which plans to replace 26 cars with internal combustion engines with electric cars, 10 pcs. charging stations for electric cars, as well as construction of a bike lane in the town of Pernik; – Devnya Municipality will replace 7 cars with internal combustion engines with electric cars and 7 pcs. charging stations for electric cars; – Urban Mobility Center – Sofia, which plans to replace 20 cars with internal combustion engines with electric cars, 10 pcs. charging stations for electric cars, 300 pcs. SMART electric bicycles latest generation, which will be delivered for shared use by citizens and guests of Sofia; – SMBG plans to purchase 38 pcs. new methane trucks for its business. The companies that are partners and suppliers of the prepared project are: – Sofia France Auto; – Scania Bulgaria; – Eljoy; – Environmental Energy Services.