Zilina boosts electric mobility capabilities
A new charger installed near the Municipal Office will be entirely free to use for the next two months
- June 06, 2020 13:00
- Anton Stoyanov
Electric mobility has been experiencing a boom in Slovakia over the last couple of years and local authorities are eager to facilitate it. With more and more Slovaks choosing a sustainable alternative to their personal car, the need for suitable infrastructure has also grown substantially. And that is where local authorities come in.
Evolving with the times
The city of Zilina and its government have taken the electric vehicle revolution to heart and are constantly boosting their capabilities in the field. The most recent addition to Zilina’s arsenal has been the brand-new charging spot unveiled by authorities earlier this week, located right next to the Municipal Office.
"Electromobility is a strong part of the transport of the future. Examples from abroad show that electric cars definitely belong to cities thanks to zero production of local emissions and reduction of environmental burden. I am glad that we managed to establish cooperation with Stredoslovenská energetika and thus provide Žilina residents with the opportunity to charge electric cars almost in the city centre. I believe that this form of support for electromobility will be beneficial for the inhabitants of our city," said the mayor of Žilina, Peter Fiabáne.
For the first two months of its operation, citizens will be able to charge their cars at the location for free. That is the municipality’s way of giving back to those who have chosen to protect the environment by electing to purchase an electric car.
The charger itself operates at a double 22 kW capacity, being able to charge two cars simultaneously. It is the latest mark of progress in Zilina ever since the city first started venturing into the field of electromobility in 2018. Since then, the city has made available a total of 4 charging stations, including this last one that has been in the works for the last few months.
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