Authorities promise to restore the website soon.
Under the new scheme, people can apply for an €8,000 subsidy to purchase an electric vehicle, and €5,000 to buy a plug-in hybrid.
“This measure fell on fertile ground and the demand for e-cars is big,” Economy Minister Peter Žiga (Smer) said, as quoted by the TASR newswire.
The total number of subsidy applications climbed to €1.2 million in the first 30 minutes. The Economy Ministry wants to spend €5 million in total on subsidies to support electromobility.
The registration of new applications has been suspended for now, the Slovak Innovation and Energy Agency (SIEA) said.
“This is due to the unexpected technical issues and the number of unauthorised interventions from the external environment that occurred shortly after the registration was launched,” SIEA communication head Stanislav Jurikovič said , as quoted by TASR.
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