- April 25, 2022
EV charging stations: a fifth of the country’s car owners will need to have EV charging stations in their homes within the next decade
Electric charging stations are to be installed in the homes of a fifth of the country’s car owners within the next decade.
Lithuania already has around 9,000 registered electric vehicles (up from 7,000 in 2020). According to the data from the Ministry of Transport and Communications in March this year, the number of electric cars in Lithuania has increased by over 23% in the last two years.
The government aims to have around 50,000 electric cars in Lithuania by the end of 2025 and over 230,000 by 2030, which would represent 50% of the total car market in Lithuania. ACC Distribution, the largest wholesale electronics company, notes that as the number of electric vehicles grows, so does the need for charging stations, not only in public places but also in households.
There are already over 600 charging points in public places. According to the Ministry of Transport and Communications, it is planned to install an additional 1 200 charging points in public places in Lithuania by 2025 and to reach over 60 000 charging points in Lithuania by 2030, including over 54 000 private charging points used by households and around 6 000 public or semi-public charging points.
“Unfortunately, the network of charging stations for electric cars is not yet growing as fast as the number of electric cars in Lithuania. Therefore, it will be important for almost every EV owner to secure and install a fast charging station at home. When choosing a charging station solution, it is important to pay attention to the speed of the charger. Chargers for charging an electric car at home are divided into fast and slow chargers. The standard mobile chargers for an electric car are known as the ‘slow’ chargers and charge the car within 1 hour for 40 km, while ‘fast’ chargers charge the car 5 to 10 times faster,” says Marius Krupoviesas, Head of IoT Business Development at ACC Distribution.
According to M. Krupoviesas of ACC Distribution, which has become the official Baltic states representative of Wallbox charging stations and accessories for electric vehicles, when choosing an electric car charger, it is important to pay attention not only to the speed of charging but also to a reliable manufacturer and the device’s functionality and level of smart applications.
“A charger is also valuable when it is smart because then it has a much wider range of uses. Smart chargers can be controlled remotely via a mobile app, which makes it easier to manage car charging with smart devices. Smart charging can also be scheduled when electricity tariffs are lower. It is also important when choosing a home charger that the device correctly distributes the electricity load between the home and the car so that charging is as efficient as possible without increasing electricity consumption,” says the ACC Distribution‘s representative.
“ACC Distribution is one of the largest companies in the ACME Group and one of the largest wholesale distributors of technological equipment in the Baltic States. ACC Distribution currently employs over 200 team members in its group of companies and serves more than 4,000 customers.
“Represented by ACC Distribution, Wallbox brand charging stations are distributed in more than 60 countries around the world and have been the market leader for many years. The brand is already available in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.