OMV Petrom, the largest energy company in South-Eastern Europe, together with Renovatio, the operator of the largest network of recharging stations for electric vehicles in Romania, will install, by the end of 2022, at least 40 fast and ultra-fast recharging stations in OMV and Petrom filling stations, in Romania.
“Electric mobility represents a long term project and meets an increasingly diverse demand for road transportation,” said Radu Căprău, member of the OMV Petrom Executive Board, responsible for Downstream Oil. “Lately, we see that more and more Romanians are opting for electric and hybrid vehicles. Even if, in Romania, the number of these vehicles is currently low, the prospects are for electric mobility to become a mainstream option, especially over short distances. And we are preparing to provide in the coming years the necessary infrastructure for various mobility options.”
“Sustainability is the concept at the core of Renovatio’s business, whether we are talking about renewable energy projects, the supply of green energy to our customers or charging services for electric vehicles,” added Alexandru Teodorescu, Managing Partner at Renovatio. “We believe in electric mobility and we develop the infrastructure of fast charging stations nationwide. We have built the e-charge network for customers who are living at a fast pace, for which short charging times and the proximity of stations are a daily need. In this way, we are contributing to the European strategic goal of reducing carbon emissions to which our country has also adhered.”
All locations will have at least one recharging station with a minimum power of 50 kilowatts (kW) and at least 20 of them will have recharging stations with an installed capacity of 350 kW. The latter will form the largest network of ultra-fast charging stations in Romania.
An electric vehicle’s battery recharging cycle varies depending on the battery’s configuration and the vehicle’s technological compatibility with the charging solution. The purpose of these recharging points is to allow drivers of electric vehicles to be back on the road in less than 20 minutes. The recharging stations will be located with priority along the corridors of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) in Romania, as well as in urban areas.