OMV Petrom and Enel X Romania, member of Enel X, the division of advanced energy services of Enel Group, will install 10 fast recharging stations for electric cars, in OMV and Petrom filling stations, during the next months.
The fast recharging stations will be installed in OMV and Petrom filling stations covering a distance of approximately 380 kilometres on the main roads in Romania, connecting cities from the east, centre and west of the country. In this way, OMV Petrom and Enel X continue their plans to develop the recharging stations network in Romania, thus encouraging the customers’ road mobility by electric cars.
All recharging stations for electric cars installed within the partnership will have an available power of minimum 50kW, and a recharging cycle for 80% of a car battery capacity will be done in approximately 25 minutes.
“We believe that the answer to our customers’ mobility needs is a mix of fuels and alternative solutions. 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,” said Radu Caprau, member of OMV Petrom Executive Board, responsible for Downstream Oil.
“Through our e-mobility programs we aim to enable electric transportation anywhere in the country, in a sustainable way. 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,” said Marius Chiriac, Head of Enel X Romania.
OMV Petrom is active on the fuel distribution market in Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria and Serbia, operating a network of 802 filling stations under OMV and Petrom brands.
In the first half of this year, the share of electric and hybrid cars in the total local car market was 3%, according to the statistics of the Driving License and Vehicle Registration Department.