As transportation electrification is gaining traction worldwide Ignitis together with a leading mobility platform and micro mobility solution provider Bolt initiated a pilot project. The key aim of the project is to make electric scooters 100% green by using locally produced electricity from renewable sources.
Rapidly growing popularity and utilization of micro-mobility transportation in major cities in Lithuania results in increasing energy consumption for electrified transport. It is important to ensure that electricity used for transportation needs comes from renewable and local energy generation capacities.
It is estimated that Bolt scooters in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia use approx. 512MWh of energy to charge them every year and rapidly growing. By utilizing the Guarantee-of-Origin Europe wide system all the electricity used for scooter charging is covered by green energy certificates. These are derived from the Kaunas hydro energy plant in Lithuania and Tamba-Mäli wind energy park in Estonia.
"More environmentally friendly and sustainable energy solutions are needed to tackle the rapidly growing challenges of climate change. The use of green energy in micro-mobility services not only helps to reduce the negative impact on the environment, but also encourages even greater use of renewable energy sources. In addition, Ignitis' partnership with Bolt helps to spread the message about responsible and sustainable electric mobility,” says Haroldas Nausėda, Head of Business Customer and Development at Ignitis.
The pilot project has been successfully implemented in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia proving that the utilization of the green energy is not complex and the guarantee-of-origin system can be applied throughout the e-mobility sector.