Largest energy company in Southeastern Europe OMV Petrom will install ten fast recharging stations for electric cars in Romania together with Enel X România, member of Enel X, the division of advanced energy services of Enel Group.
The fast recharging stations will be installed in OMV and Petrom filling stations covering a distance of approximately 380 kilometres on the main roads, connecting cities from the east, centre and west of the country.
“We believe that the answer to our customers’ mobility needs is a mix of fuels and alternative solutions,” said Radu Căprău, member of OMV Petrom Executive Board, responsible for Downstream Oil. “Through this partnership, we contribute to the development of the national recharging infrastructure to enable the transit of electric cars in Romania. We estimate that, by the end of 2021, over 40 recharging stations for electric cars will be installed in our regional network.”
While continuing their plans to develop the recharging stations’ network in Romania, OMV Petrom and Enel X are encouraging the customers’ road mobility by electric cars. According to the statistics of the Driving License and Vehicle Registration Department, in the first half of this year, the share of electric and hybrid cars in the total local car market was 3 per cent.
“Through our e-mobility programs we aim to enable electric transportation anywhere in the country, in a sustainable way,” added Marius Chiriac, Head of Enel X Romania. “This is why we are happy that, through this partnership, we offer to electric cars users in Romania, more flexibility for their mobility needs, while contributing to the development of the recharging infrastructure, at country level.”
All recharging stations for electric cars installed within the partnership will have an available power of minimum 50 kilowatts (kW) and a recharging cycle for 80 per cent of a car battery capacity will be done in approximately 25 minutes.