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The Greek island of Astypalea is set to become an electric island. This was agreed on by Volkswagen and the Greek government. Now, Volkswagen boss Herbert Diess and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis have handed over the first electric cars.

Future lab for decarbonization in Europe: Astypalea is on course to become a smart, sustainable island.

Energy revolution to solar power

The sale of electric vehicles to private customers on Astypalea will start by end of June.

Testing lab for transformation

The transformation includes an energy revolution to electricity generated renewably. Astypalea’s power is currently supplied almost exclusively by diesel generators.