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Ignitis to expand charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in Lithuania

Ignitis, the smart energy solutions company that operates Ignitis ON, the largest fast-charging network for electric vehicles in Lithuania signed an agreement with Baltisches Haus, a company that develops and manages commercial real estate throughout Lithuania. The goal is to provide at least 110 public charging points for electric vehicles in 15 cities across Lithuania.

Eimantas Balta, EV Charging Network Department Manager at Ignitis, emphasised that within the next 12 months, the first charging points will be installed at buildings managed by Baltisches Haus in Vilnius, Kaunas and Klaipėda. Over the following 12 months, the remaining charging points will be distributed in other cities and towns across the country. The agreement has been made for a 15-year period with an option to extend.

“We are consistently working towards our ambitious strategic goals of significantly expanding the electric vehicle charging network across Lithuania and the other Baltic States,” said Mr Balta. “Therefore, the strategic partnership agreement with Baltisches Haus is a strong breakthrough for our business and a significant convenience for electric vehicle drivers not only from Vilnius or Kaunas, as we will be installing charging points in places where they are sorely lacking today. Depending on the location, all charging points are designed to have a very high power of 150 kilowatts (kW) or more, which will allow charging the battery of an electric vehicle from 0 to 80 per cent in less than 20 minutes and in some locations, we are also planning to install charging points with a normal power of 22 kW, which will allow the electric vehicle to be left to charge for a longer time.”

At the future Ignitis ON charging points, as well as throughout the network, electric vehicles will be charged only with green Lithuanian electricity produced from Lithuania’s renewable energy sources, so every kilometre driven by an electric vehicle charged here will have zero emissions.

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