Information on all electric vehicle charging stations in one database
A registration system for operators of public electric vehicle charging stations and the charging stations managed by them is now in place, where operators of electric vehicle charging station infrastructures are invited to register data on public and semi-public charging stations.
Currently, the Road Administration has already received close to 30 requests with applications. Information is published and regularly updated on https://ev.lakd.lt
In this database, electric car drivers will find information on the exact address of the charging stations, its opening hours, its status, i.e. whether it is operating or not, whether it is occupied or not in real time, but also on charging options, i.e. what power and charging standards are available, and the types of connectors available for the charging point. You will also be able to find out how to pay for the service and the cost of the charging service.
“For the first time in Lithuania, such a unified information system has been created, where the same static and dynamic data on public charging stations for electric vehicles, provided by all operators, can be easily and quickly seen and used by all,” says Agnė Vaiciukevičiūtė, the Vice-Minister of Transport and Communications.
“As the network of charging stations for electric vehicles grows, it is important to be able to conveniently access a single database where users can find all the relevant information on where to charge their car, charging conditions, etc. The aim of this project is to create a comprehensive electric vehicle charging access database, which will contain data on all public and semi-public electric vehicle charging access points in Lithuania. Comprehensive information in one place will make it easier for people to plan their journeys,” emphasised Laurynas Ivinskis, the Head of the Intelligent Transport Systems Division at the Road Administration.
As a reminder, registration of public and semi-public charging stations and their operators in the system is mandatory under the Law on Alternative Fuels. Operators not registered in the system will not be able to participate in tenders for the development of public charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, and will not be able to receive financial support for the development of the infrastructure or a subsidy for connecting to the grid. All operators are therefore invited to register with the system.
The Road Administration developed the database as part of the EU-funded project “ID and Data Collection for Sustainable Fuels in Europe”. The project, initiated by the Road Administration in 2019, aims to create a system for registering the operators of public electrict vehicle charging stations and the stations they manage.
The project has developed a standard format and a registry of ID codes for electric transport infrastructure. The ID code is international – the same across Europe. Each existing electric vehicle access operator will be given a unique ID code when they register with the system, which will allow users to identify at EU level where they are charging their car. Meanwhile, other European countries will be able to use the database, e.g. through a data exchange system, and third parties (GPS, mobile app developers) will be able to use the information to create their own services (e.g. interactive maps, navigation apps). This data will also be made available in the Datexll 2 standard for further use.