The Croatian cities of Koprivnica and Biograd have launched new charging facilities for electric vehicles, exemplifying the country’s commitment to cleaner forms of road transport.

Electric vehicles, bicycles and even laptops and mobile phones will be able to re-fuel at Biograd’s new multi-purpose electric charging station, which, thanks to its proximity to the sea, will also cater for electric boats. The innovative charging station, fully financed by EU funds from the ‘Intelligent Energy Europe’ Programme, is just one of the measures being implemented by Biograd to secure a more sustainable future.

Koprivnica’s new charging stations will compliment the city’s recently launched car-sharing system, which includes six electric cars and two hybrid vehicles. The car-sharing system was established as part of the EU-funded CIVITAS DYN@MO project.

Attending the opening of the charging facility, Saša Cvetojević, Director of logistics company Insako, said: ‘The importance of today’s event is much greater than we can predict at this time. In our country, we have already two manufacturers of electric cars; electromobility will play a significant role in the development of the Croatian economy.’

Vesna Želježnjak, the city’s mayor, praised the development, and stated that the city intends to introduce electric buses and other forms of electrically powered public transport in the coming year.