EV charging trends in Ukraine

With 500 terminals, Autoenterprise reportedly runs the largest EV charging network in the Eastern European country. The charger map is apparently available on their site after registration.

With offices in London and Kyiv, VLS Energy recently launched a Spanish 22 kW DC charging station for electric vehicles in the vicinity of the Kyiv-Zhulyany international airport.

In the past two years, the number of EVs in Ukraine increased by 2,000 units. Drivers are up to 40 % more likely to own an EV if there is a charger within a kilometre of their home.

Meest Express 

This international logistics company was allocated a US$ 10 million loan from The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for the expansion of its Ukraine-based network of automated collection and delivery points, the development of a specialised IT platform and of domestic and international logistical hubs, as well as marketing activities to boost market awareness of the Meest brand.

Ukraine’s municipalities boost their electric mobility solutions

Additionally in Ukraine, the European Investment Bank was reported as lending € 200m to Ukraine’s Ministry of Transport to support sustainable municipal transport, promote electric transport and make existing public transport systems in Ukrainian municipalities more efficient. Targeting up to 20 municipalities, the initiative comprises of multiple investment schemes ranging between  €1 million and  €50 million.

“One [trolleybus] substation is worth at least a million euros. It would be much cheaper to buy electric buses, which will be charged at the end stations” the City of Odesa’s official was reported to say in a recent interview.

Oleh Martychenko of R&S Quantum, a Ukrainian fast EV charger manufacturer, estimates that as many electric vehicle chargers will at some stage be deployed in the world as the number of gas station pumps today.