Energy company Ignitis ON, which manages the largest fast-charging electric vehicle (EV) network in Lithuania, won the tender organised by the Zarasai Municipality for installing EV charging stations. Eimantas Balta, Head of EV Charging Network for Baltics at Ignitis, said that the successful tender will improve the city with 30 new charging points, including 6 fast and super-fast charging points.
“EV charging infrastructure was very scarce in this part of Lithuania, regardless of the fact that Zarasai is actually a transit city,” commented Mr Balta. “So, you could say that this issue had to be handled without delay and we recognise the tender we won as a sign of increasing comfort for EV enthusiasts. The new infrastructure will be convenient to our citizens, local residents or tourists as well as Latvian residents or EV drivers going to Latvia.”
It is a fact that new EV charging stations will improve Zarasai in all aspects, including environmental and financial. The city will also become more modern and attractive to tourists.
Jonas Žusinas, Head of the Construction and Urban Planning Department of Zarasai Municipality, said that the modern technology of EV charging stations and points will contribute to the city’s image and encourage EV drivers to come to Zarasai as a tourist attraction. Additionally, EVs are the future of transport and charging points are the key component in transitioning towards the future.
“By creating conditions to develop the EV charging infrastructure in our city, we contribute to the development of a sustainable transport system for today and tomorrow,” he said.