Just moving drivers into electric vehicles risks simply creating a different kind of traffic snarl-up if it’s not part of a wider transportation strategy.
That was the key message from Marius Skuodis, minister of transport and communications for the Republic of Lithuania, speaking at the London EV Show this week.
“Is our purpose to change all fossil fuel cars to EVs? No,” he insisted. “We need less cars on our roads."
Shared mobility would be crucial to this vision, he said, adding that Bolt and Trafi are already providing services in the country.
"We have a unique opportunity to change how we are moving within cities and countries," Skuodis said.
"Otherwise we'll move from polluting congestion in cities to green congestion in cities."