Powering the Future! Eleport Unveils the Largest EV Charging Hub in Central and Eastern Europe

Roman Janson Follow May 22, 2024 · 2 mins read
Powering the Future! Eleport Unveils the Largest EV Charging Hub in Central and Eastern Europe
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As an avid electric vehicle (EV) enthusiast, I’m always on the lookout for news and developments that are shaping the future of sustainable transportation. And let me tell you, the latest announcement from Eleport, a leading developer of EV charging infrastructure, has got me excited!

Eleport has just launched the largest EV charging hub in Central and Eastern Europe, right here in the heart of Kaunas, Lithuania. The initial phase of this ambitious project features a staggering 20 charging stations, capable of simultaneously servicing up to 40 electric vehicles. And this is just the beginning – the plan is to ultimately invest €1 million and install a total of 40 charging stations at this location.

“The new charging hub is notable not only for its size but also for its strategic location and capacity to meet the growing demand for EV infrastructure,” said Kazys Pupinis, Head of Eleport in Lithuania and the Baltic States. This is music to the ears of EV owners like myself, who have been eagerly awaiting the expansion of charging networks in the region.

The Kaunas Akropolis hub, with its 12 DC and 8 AC chargers, is a game-changer for the city. Brigita Kuodytė, Manager of Kaunas Akropolis, highlighted the hub’s contribution to sustainable urban mobility, noting that it “not only meets the rising demand for EV infrastructure but also supports the city’s green transformation by reducing pollution and noise.”

But Eleport’s vision doesn’t stop here. The company’s expansion strategy includes installing chargers in four distinct locations within the Kaunas Akropolis site, with fast charging stations strategically placed in high-traffic areas. And that’s just the beginning – Eleport plans to invest over €20 million this year and more than €100 million in the coming years across its primary markets in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Poland. By the end of 2023, they aim to operate over 1,350 charging points in these regions.

As EU Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius pointed out, the EV community in Lithuania is growing, with a 50% increase in electric cars over the past two years. However, it’s still a niche market, and projects like this one by Eleport are crucial in encouraging more people to make the switch to electric vehicles. It’s going to take a concerted effort from both businesses and the state, but I’m hopeful that we’ll see a significant rise in EV purchases, eventually surpassing those of internal combustion engine vehicles.

Eleport’s commitment to sustainable mobility is truly inspiring. As one of the largest and fastest-growing electric vehicle charging network and software companies in the Baltic States and Poland, they’ve secured funding from some impressive investors, including Gren (Partners Group), Bolt, Scandium Energia, and co-founders Skype. And the fact that their charging stations are supplied exclusively with electricity from renewable, EU-certified sources is the icing on the cake.

So, if you’re an EV owner in the region or considering making the switch, keep an eye out for the Eleport charging hub at the Kaunas Akropolis. It’s a glimpse into the future of sustainable transportation, and I can’t wait to see what Eleport has in store for us next.

Written by Roman Janson Follow
Senior News Editor at new.blicio.us.