This year, the City of Split will receive five electronic charging stations for vehicles in parking lots operated by Split Parking. Not only that, but this company will also acquire four electric cars for its use this year, reports Splitski Dnevnik on March 19, 2019.
Two of the vehicles will replace their existing cars that run on gasoline, while the other two will be used to expand their business. As there are no other EV stations in Split apart from at City Center and the parking lot of the Cornaro hotel, it’s clear that there is a shortage in the city.
Realizing the need to set up adequate charging stations for their own, and for the needs of citizens and tourists, Split Parking decided to set up points in the garage spaces they manage.
Of the five scheduled charging stations, three will be available to users of Split Parking garages, and two will be available to all citizens and drivers.
“This is another pilot project from which we will acquire knowledge and experience to install the charging points in all our parking lots in the coming years, both street parking and outside parking. For this year, charging station in the garages R. Bošković, Sukoišanska, kindsŠimićeva, Smiljanićeva and Pujanke are planned,” said Split Parking.
In the garages R. Bošković and Sukoišanska, the G6 2 × 22 kW plant will be installed, while the G7 1 × 22 kW charging station is planned for the other locations.
All locations would be merged and networked on the puni.hr platform. These types of stations allow you to charge all types of electric vehicles within three hours. The project is currently in the preparatory phases and is looking at installing power lines, ground and other necessary infrastructure. The total investment will be 200,000 kuna without VAT.
“Throughout the coming year, we will be ready to install chargers at our other locations, at street and off-street parking places, where we will surely set up a SUPER CHARGER that will charge a vehicle within 20 minutes.”
Split Parking applied for the Interreg competition last year, together with Kotor in Montenegro and the Development Agency of West Herzegovina County. The funds were received, which shows that city companies do not always necessarily have to be financed from city budgets.
“We applied for EU funds from the Environmental Protection Fund and we are the carriers of the whole project. The total project value is EUR 2,182,031, while our share is EUR 1.282072. In the future, we wish that through this project, the garages we manage are self-sustainable, that through the installation of solar cells we provide energy that will be sufficient for our needs, that we set up additional charging points and revitalize traffic lights,” concluded Split Parking.
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