OMV Petrom and Renovatio will install at least 40 fast and ultra-fast recharging stations in OMV and Petrom filling facilities in Romania by the end of 2022.
OMV Petrom is the largest energy company in South East Europe, while Renovatio is the operator of the most significant network of recharging stations for EVs in Romania.
“Electric mobility represents a long term project and meets an increasingly diverse demand for the road transportation,” said OMV Petrom executive board member, responsible for Downstream Oil, Radu Căprău.
“Lately, we see 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.”
All locations will have at least one recharging station with a minimum power of 50kW 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 EV drivers to be back on the road in less than 20 minutes.
The recharging stations will be located along the corridors of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) in Romania, as well as in urban areas.
Four years ago, OMV Petrom was the first energy company in Romania, which, as part of a pilot project, installed the first fast recharging station for electric cars in an OMV filling station.
In 2020, OMV Petrom said it will install, by the end of 2021, around another 40 recharging stations in OMV and Petrom filling stations in Romania and Bulgaria.