The first handbuilt passenger cars to be entirely manufactured in Greece were presented to the public after receiving their licence plates, in a special event held at the Attica Region’s Transport & Communications Directorate on Wednesday.
Made by Keraboss Cars Manufacturing, which is headed by Managing Director Stella Kerabos, the cars were the culmination of efforts starting in 2014, when the Government Gazette published the regulatory framework for approving the registration of the so-called Individual Vehicles of Special Construction (MOIK).
The first application for their manufacturing was submitted by Keraboss in 2016, asking for approval of a passenger vehicle in the M1 classification. Related duties and fees were set by the Finance Ministry’s Customs Administration in 2021, and the first marketing licenses were issued in 2022.
The event was attended by Deputy Minister of Infrastructure & Transport, responsible for transport Michalis Papadopoulos and Attica Regional Governor Giorgos Patoulis.
As the minister said, “We created the MOIK legislation in 2014 to help Greek vehicle manufacturers follow their creative vision and overcome the obstacle of supporting investments for mass production. Today we are happy to present the first officially recognized and certified Greek car, the construction of which moreover involves an acclaimed representative of female entrepreneurship.”
Greece, he added, “has the human resources and know-how to retain valuable mechanics and business owners in Greece, but to also attract young people from abroad, upgrading the institutional framework and quality of our services,” including the digital transformation of the ministry.
Patoulis said the Attica Region’s approval of license plates for the cars was “a result of a longtime process combining innovation, cyclical economy, and female startup entrepreneurship, basic elements of our development policy.”