Ljubljana, Bratislava, and Zagreb are ideally placed to lead into the next level of green urban transport in the cohesion region

Slovenia, Slovakia, and Croatia are already deploying EV charging infrastructure along TEN-T Corridors and adopting supporting policies. Due to their geographical position as bridgeheads connecting to Western Europe, these initiatives have led to a strong leverage effect, allowing others to follow fast. As market experiences have shown, infrastructure deployments are needed to lead demand, not only on the Core Network, but also within Urban Nodes. The municipalities of the capital cities of Ljubljana, Bratislava, and Zagreb are now ready and committed to take the next steps necessary to allow EV mass market uptake to start in their Urban Nodes.

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An Action with ambitious goals to reduce use of fossil fuels in Urban Nodes based on unique combination of
EV charging infrastructure, innovative end-to-end services and business-client relationships.

EU legislation requires that each EU Member State meets 10% of its transport energy consumption from renewable energy sources by 2020.

Cars and vans produce around 15% of the EU’s emissions of CO2.

Passenger cars contributed to 44% of transport sector emissions, and heavy-duty vehicles and buses a further 18%.

Driving costs can increase by an average of 50% in cases where congestion is serious. Many cities face with problems of severe traffic jams.

We need new AC and DC charges. Data show that 90% of all charges are still made at home in Slovenia.

Strong increase in individual traffic in all cities. In Zagreb individual traffic increased by two times in 10 years.

1
place

High noise levels in large parts of the cities. Bratislava was evaluated the noisiest capital city in the EU, driven by road transport.

66
days

High levels of particulate matter (e.g. 66 days above threshold in Ljubljana in 2016)

100
billion EUR

The European Commission estimates that road congestion costs 1% of EU GDP per year. Smarter mobility has the potential to reduce traffic jams in European cities and contribute to annual savings of up to €100 billion for society. This figure includes the value of wasted time and fuel spent in traffic jams.