The Baltic States have no fuel resources needed for internal combustion engines. Oil products are imported. Internal combustion automobiles make a negative effect on the surrounding environment, as they produce toxic emissions and noises. One of the ways how to use electric energy – a resource produced in the Baltic States – is the exploitation of electric vehicles. The use of electric vehicles in the Baltic States began in 2010. Since this year, the best infrastructures for electric vehicles and their charging have been created in Estonia. The paper analyses the quantitative and qualitative specifics of electric vehicles and their infrastructures in the Baltic States as well as reviews the development prospects.
Author: Berjoza D.
Various electric vehicles are exploited in Latvia. The paper analyses experimental data for three different electric vehicles: a Fiat Fiorino Electrico, a conversed automobile Renault Clio and a Think City. The paper focuses on the following parameters of the electric vehicles: charging parameters, range per charge and cost per charge. Lower cost per 100 km distance covered – EUR 2.91for conversed Renault Clio.