OMV Petrom, the largest energy company in Southeast Europe is expanding its network of recharging stations for electric vehicles in Moldova and Serbia, becoming the first energy company in the region with a network of recharging stations in four South-Eastern European countries.
Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova and Serbia will be connected by the end of 2022 through a network of around 100 fast and ultra-fast recharging stations. A short waiting time for recharging will encourage electromobility in the region. Fast charging stations ensure that 80 per cent of the battery is recharged in about 40 minutes; for ultra-fast ones, the estimated recharge time is less than 20 minutes.
“We are expanding our electromobility offer in all the countries in the region where we have filling stations,” said Radu Căprău, member of OMV Petrom Executive Board, responsible for Downstream Oil. “Basically, by the end of 2022, about 15 per cent of the OMV and Petrom regional network will have recharging stations. By 2030, we will provide our customers with approximately 500 stations with alternative solutions for mobility such as electro-mobility, gas mobility such as LNG and CNG and hydrogen.”
OMV Petrom was the first energy company in Romania that, in a pilot project carried out together with Electrica, installed four years ago the first fast recharging station for electric vehicles, in an OMV filling station.
Furthermore, in the past two years, OMV Petrom has concluded three partnerships with Eldrive, Enel X and Renovatio to develop a network of 80 fast and ultra-fast recharging stations in Romania and Bulgaria. Out of these, at least 20 will be ultra-fast charging stations.
Now the company will expand its partnership with Renovatio in Moldova, with a minimum of 5 recharging stations, with an installed capacity of 75 kilowatts (kW). Finally, OMV Petrom will implement in Serbia by the end of the first semester of 2022, in partnership with charge&GO – the regional EV charging platform, a network of 5 charging stations for electric vehicles in OMV filling stations, located on Serbia’s highways. Their available power will be between 100 kW and 200 kW.