On Wednesday, work began to set up the first public charging stations for electric vehicles in Zadar.
The charging stations for electric vehicles will be placed in a public parking lot in the area of the peninsula on Bartola Kašića street, and for the purposes of charging electric vehicles, there will also be two parking spaces which will be appropriately marked for the electric vehicles. The electric car charging stations will be free until next year as an incentive to use renewable energy sources, reports Zadarski.hr on February 9, 2017.
“We will implement ELEN charging stations which make it possible to simultaneously charge two vehicles with the method AC mode 3 type 2 charging, with charging times ranging between 1:00 to 4:00 hours depending on the state of the vehicle’s battery and the type of converter in the vehicle. The charging of vehicles will be free within a given period in the development phase of the project, but only with the RFID identification card,” said Darko Kasap, Head of the Department of Physical Planning and Construction for the City of Zadar.
“The city of Zadar has signed this agreement with the Mayor in order to encourage the use of ‘cleaner’ forms of transport, to raise public awareness, reduce CO2 emissions, and improve the tourist offer and ultimately the quality of life in Zadar. This project recognizes the importance for the introduction of sustainable development in the energy sector and transport, and projects such as this will continue to be implemented in the future,” concluded Kasap.