Attending the inauguration of a rooftop solar plant, Europe’s biggest, built by car maker Audi Hungária, in Győr, the foreign minister said Hungary is at the forefront of the fight against climate change.
Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, noted Hungary’s commitment to increasing the share of solar energy within its total energy production to 90 percent by the 2030s, adding that the government’s approach was “realistic and reasonable”. “We all want a greener future, cleaner water and air while also retaining jobs and boosting the country’s competitiveness,” he said.
Addressing a separate press conference held by a cargo company that serves Audi, Minister Szijjártó presented the first of its newly developed electric lorries.
“The Innovative Group has developed and put into service a 40-tonne, fully electric lorry,” he said, adding that the lorry was “unique”. He noted that by 2022, all of the company’s ten lorries delivering cargo between Audi’s plants will be fully electric. The vehicle will reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to its weight, contributing to the city’s environmental protection targets, Minister Szijjártó said. “Hungary has taken a new step forward in fighting climate change,” the minister said.
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