New signs for electric vehicles a reality on Lithuanian motorways in 2013

Next year new signs for electric vehicles will appear on Lithuanian roads. Public transport lanes may also be used by lightweight cars with no less than 4 passengers on board, informs Lithuania’s Ministry of Transport and Communications.

These as well as some other changes are foreseen in the new Road rules which today have been approved by the government. In the following year three new signs associated with electric vehicles will appear in the Road rules. They will mark electric vehicle charging stations, cases where road sings do not apply to electric vehicles as well as parking spaces for all electric driven means of transportation.

Renewed Road rules will allow for electric vehicles as well as lightweight cars with no less than 4 passengers on board to be driving in public transportation lanes.Such lanes will be marked with symbols of electric vehicles and 4+.

“Recent change was made due to the proposal of Vilnius city municipality. It was introduced in order to encourage people to co-operate during peak hours and use fewer individual cars. Which of the public transport lanes be dedicated to such vehicles will be decided by municipalities themselves”, – said minister of transportation Eligijus Masiulis.

It is also foreseen in the new rules to unify the speed of lightweight cars and motorcycles on the highways and motorways.