Gorenjska Electric Route
Topic of the practice
Encouraging Low Emission Transports
Good Practice Information
Gorenjska Electric Route, travelling around Gorenjska with an electric vehicle, is a good practice of an infrastructural development and promotion of environmentally friendly e-vehicles in tourist centres in nature protected areas.
Strategic setting of a charging stations network which enables travelling around Gorenjska without fear of rut ouf of "energy" with and between local communities and also direction to Austria and Italy; defining and planning the route; technical implementation: each station has a three phase socket (3x16A) for larger and 2 one-phase sockets (16A) for smaller vehicles; inhabitants and visitors to get know of the project were offered to take some tests (drives in order to get to know the nature in friendly vehicles).
Bodies involved: Elektro Gorenjska, Business association for development of electric vehicles and regional agency.
Total value: 50.500€ for 5 new charging stations.
Evidence of success
In 2010 out of 162.000 inhabitants only 2 electric car owners, recent data: 20. 5 new charging stations for electric vehicles were established which present the first complete and interconnected route for electric vehicles in Gorenjsha and in Slovenia. Education and awareness raising among inhabitants (especially youth) to use potentials of sustainable transport, innovative approach gained a high media attention. While recharging the vehicle, drivers can use their time to get to know the sights of the pace or taste the local culinary specialities.
Contact details to obtain further information on the practice
Center for Sustainable Rural Development Kranj