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The transport sector is a heavy consumer of fossil fuels, and is today responsible for more than a quarter of global CO2 emissions.  The development of more environmentally-friendly electric and hybrid vehicles is therefore one of the main areas of activity helping a successful energy transition.

Description du projet

The project aims to reduce the energy consumption and environmental impact of the transport sector through the introduction of electric / hybrid vehicles in the national vehicle fleet.

The different stages of the programme consist of:

  • Testing electric / hybrid vehicles in the national transport fleet (public and private);
  • Setting up the necessary recharging infrastructure;
  • Training stakeholders on the technical details of electric / hybrid vehicles and charging stations;
  • Establishing the appropriate regulatory and fiscal frameworks for creating a favourable environment for the take up of electric vehicles;
  • Developing a strategy for the development of electric vehicles in Tunisia.

Project partners:

  • Ministry of Transport;
  • Ministry of Industry and SMEs;
  • Ministry of Local Affairs and the Environment;
  • Ministry of Finance;
  • Department of Trade – Ministère du Commerce;
  • STEG (Société Tunisienne de l'Électricité et du Gaz) – Tunisian Electricity and Gas Company;
  • Tunisian Customs;
  • Technical Agency for Terrestrial Transport – Agence Technique de Transport Terrestre.






  • 30%
    The scarcity of national natural resources along with the increase of energy demand leads Tunisia to initiate an energy transition process focusing on the increase of the share of renewable energies in the production of electricity in order to reach 12% by 2020 and 30% by 2030, in comparison to the current 3%. Indeed, the objective is to reach a renewable electric power of 3815 MW by 2030.
  • 45%
    International negotiations on climate change resulted in a historic agreement in December 2015 in Paris called the "Paris Agreement"
  • 35%
    Penetration rate of renewable energies in electricity production in 2030