The electrification of Astypalea is underway. This is evident at the airport: Located right in front of the small arrivals building is a brand-new charging station for electric cars. It bears the slogan “Smart & Sustainable Island”, a sign indicates that the parking spaces are for electric cars only. These are the beginnings of a transformation that will fundamentally change Astypalea in the coming years. The long-term goal is a flagship island for sustainable mobility and green energy.
Green light for the electric island
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.