From Helsinki to Warsaw, Via Baltica turns electric with Ignitis and Fortum

Via Baltica is one of the largest infrastructure projects in the EU, set to connect the Baltics with the rest of the EU. The Via Baltica is a nearly 1000 km route uniting Helsinki to Warsaw, first by ferry and then road, following the European route E67. The road starts from Tallinn, Estonia, and extends through Latvia and Lithuania to Poland. Thanks to the development of EV charging infrastructure along the way, including the efforts of Ignitis and Fortum, the Via Baltica is also an e-Via Baltica.

With 1.6 million business and private customers, Lithuanian-based Ignitis Group (former name: Lietuvos Energija UAB) is a state-controlled energy holding company located in Vilnius. Ignitis is the largest supplier of electricity and gas in Lithuania. The company currently operates directly or through its subsidiaries in Latvia, Estonia, Poland and Finland.

Ignitis has been a pioneer in e-mobility in Lithuania, rapidly expanding their charging network throughout the municipality of Vilnius, along highways, and extending into remote areas to serve the growing numbers of EVs in Lithuania and throughout the regions.

“The EV revolution is right around the corner,” comments Andrius Šeršniovas, E-mobility Development Manager, Ignitis Lietuva, “and the Ignitis electric community is growing every day. We work with municipalities, private businesses, restaurants, car dealerships, supermarkets and hotels to keep EVs charged wherever our customers are. Our focus is on fast and high-quality customer service.”

“Electric mobility is the future of our daily transportation, and the e-mobility ecosystem is friendly for the environment, society, and our economy. We believe in a strong cooperation with Fortum, who has long industry know-how, to enable us to accelerate e-mobility in the Baltic region. Fortum is reliable, transparent, and has a Nordic approach. We share these common values and believe that together we can lead e-mobility in the Nordics and the Baltics,” continues Šeršniovas.

“Ignitis is an e-mobility frontrunner in the Baltics, and the region is important to us not only in terms of our partnership, but most importantly to ensure that drivers have the best charging experience no matter where they travel,” says Matias Ahlblad, Sales Manager at Fortum Charge & Drive. “Our cloud-based EV charging network software helps Ignitis offer best-in-class services to their customers, and the ability to easily expand their network and charging services as demand scales.”

About Ignitis
Ignitis is a smart energy company of the future. By combining multiple business lines into one company in 2019, Ignitis brought the best in business and private customer service experience together under one roof. Ignitis is the largest supplier of electricity and gas in Baltic States, where it provides all key energy services to more than 1.7 million people . We’re also your partners, ensuring that energy is clear and simple for all our customers.

Fortum Mobility Platform
Fortum Charge & Drive is a pioneer in electric vehicle charging and aims to respond to the increasing global demand in e-mobility by providing robust and scalable cloud-based SaaS architecture for the remote management of EV charging networks and customer service, as well as white-label end-user applications for EV drivers to be able to easily find chargers and initiate charging sessions. The Fortum Mobility Platform offers best-in-class services for Charge Point Operators (CPOs), e-Mobility Service Providers (EMSPs) as well as Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) across the EV charging value chain.

Fortum is a leading clean-energy company that provides its customers with electricity, heating and cooling as well as smart solutions to improve resource efficiency. We want to engage our customers and society to join the change for a cleaner world. We employ some 8,000 professionals in the Nordic and Baltic countries, Russia, Poland and India. In 2019, our sales were EUR 5.4 billion and 59% of our electricity generation was CO2 free. Fortum’s share is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.


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