Current News

Current News

First two electric cars made in Bulgaria to come out on the market in 2011

First two electric cars made in Bulgaria to come out on the market in 2011

2/12/2011 10:23:26 AM

Two models of electric cars – a family and a sports one – made in Bulgaria will come out on the market in the second or third quarter of this year. The plans of the British company Zero Carbon 2020, which will manufacture the electric cars in the town of Stara Zagora in Southern Bulgaria, foresee an initial production of about 100 vehicles per year. By 2015, the output of the factory in Stara Zagora is expected to reach 5 to 10 thousand vehicles per year. Jamie Robertson, Zero Carbon 2020’s chairman, has announced the news during an international fair “Electric cars – the challenges to new mobility” held in Sofia. The electric cars produced in Stara Zagora will be able to cover about 300km on a single charge of their batteries. Translated in terms of expenses, 100km will cost 1,5 euro. Drawn by such incentives as cheap labor and law taxation, the Brits will initially invest in Bulgaria over 6 mln euro. Later the amount of investments will be raised to 10-15 mln euro. The French auto giant Citroen also plans to mass produce electric cars in the town of Bozurishte near the capital Sofia. They will manufacture minivans for ambulances, post delivery vans, bookstores-on-wheels for remote regions and refrigerator vans. Di Ven from the town of Lom in Northern Bulgaria will invest about 300,000 euro in the mass production of light-weight vehicles to respond to high demand abroad. The price tag of these light-weight vehicles will be in the neighborhood of 10,000 euro and it will be able to cover 50km on a single battery charge. The infrastructure will be provided. By the end of the year, about 20 charging stations for electric vehicles will be set up in Sofia by the German company RWE. “This is a new innovative industry which gives a chance to new player to become part of a range of fast developing businesses,” said at the opening of the fair Economy minister Traicho Traikov.


The most attractive part of the fair in Sofia was the introduction of the latest e-cars of major automakers. There was also a test drive for the most curious visitors. Today we refer to electric vehicles as second generation ones. History shows that the first electric vehicle was produced back in 1834. 

bnr.bg

Easter Bunny History
Easter Bunny History
4/23/2019 9:00:00 AM
The Easter bunny has its origin in pre-Christian fertility lore.
World Book and Copyright Day
World Book and Copyright Day
4/23/2019 6:00:00 AM
World Book and Copyright Day (also known as International Day of the Book or World Book Days) is a yearly event on 23 April, organized by UNESCO to promote reading, publishing and copyright.
Earth Day
Earth Day
4/22/2019 11:00:00 AM
Earth Day is an annual day on which events are held worldwide to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth's natural environment.
HOLY WEEK before Easter
HOLY WEEK before Easter
4/22/2019 8:00:00 AM
Holy Week is the last week of Lent, the week immediately preceding Easter Sunday.
TSVETNITSA - VRUBNITSA (Palm Sunday)
Name day of everyone named after a flower, bush or tree (Tsvetelina, Lilia, Yavor, Yassen, Roza, Iglika, Violeta, Varban, Latinka, Temenuga, Karamfila, Zdravko, Kamelia etc).
Anniversary of the April Uprising
Anniversary of the April Uprising
4/20/2019 12:57:00 PM
Various initiatives throughout Bulgaria are to mark today the 143. anniversary since the April Uprising.
Today is LAZAROVDEN (St. Lazarus’ Day)
Name day for everyone having the name of  Lazar, Lazo, Lazarina, Lara.
12.04.1961 - First space flight
12.04.1961 - First space flight
4/12/2019 11:00:00 AM
On April 12, 1961, Gagarin became the first human to travel into space in Vostok 1
Today we mark International Roma Day
On April 8 we mark International Roma Day. On the occasion Sofia will be the venue of a forum entitled “European funds: possibilities for support of Roma integration”.
Fools Day (April 1st)
Fools Day (April 1st)
4/1/2019 10:00:00 AM
There are quite a few nations today having in their calendar the April 1st Fools Day. For better or worse, we, Bulgarians, are among them.