OMV Petrom, the largest energy company in Southeastern Europe, and Enel X România, member of Enel X, the division of advanced energy services of Enel Group, will install 10 fast charging stations for electric cars, in OMV and Petrom filling stations, during the next months.
The fast charging stations will be installed in OMV and Petrom filling stations covering a distance of approximately 380 kilometers on the main roads in Romania, connecting cities from the east, center and west of the country. In this way, OMV Petrom and Enel X continue their plans to develop the charging points network in Romania, thus encouraging the customers’ road mobility by electric cars.
All charging stations for electric cars installed within the partnership will have an available power of minimum 50 kW, and a charging 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 charging infrastructure to enable the transit of electric cars in Romania. We estimate that, by the end of 2021, over 40 charging stations for electric cars will be installed in our regional network”, said Radu Căprău, 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 charging infrastructure, at country level”, said Marius Chiriac, Head of Enel X România.
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.
Enel X is Enel’s global business line dedicated to the development of innovative products and digital solutions in sectors where energy is showing the greatest potential for transformation: cities, homes, industries and electric mobility. The company is a global leader in the advanced energy solution sector, managing services such as demand response for over 6 GW of total capacity at global level and 110 MW of storage capacity installed worldwide, as well as a leading player in the electric mobility sector, with around 130,000 public and private EV charging points made available around the globe.