VILNIUS – The Vilnius authorities aim to make sure that about half of all cars in the Lithuanian capital are electric by 2030, Vilnius Mayor Remigijus Simsius says, adding that there are plans to install some 2,000 charging stations on street light poles for them.
"Electric cars are the future. Our goal is to ensure that at least half of all cars in Vilnius are electric by 2030. Today, they make just over 1 percent. To achieve that, we need to make it convenient to charge an electric car," Simasius told reporters on Friday, presenting a plan for the development of slow-charging stations to be installed within the street lighting network.
There are now 9 such stations installed in Vilnius, and there are plans to install around 120 more fast and medium charging stations, the mayor said.
The goal is to install 100 slow charging stations on street light poles by the end of 2023, and to have at least 2,000 of them by 2030 in the capital's public spaces and closer to people's homes.