The “electric highway” developed by E.ON in Romania has reached 11 charging stations .
E.ON Energia Romania launched, last month, three new stations for fast charging of electric vehicles, in Bacău, Sovata and Gheorgheni, the number of units installed by the company thus reaching eleven.
The E.ON Electric Highway is financed by EU funding.
Commissioned in February 2019, the charging station in Iasi registered the highest number of chargings (104), followed by those from Adjud (61) and Suceava (43).
The three charging stations have a maximum power of 93 kW. Thus, the average charging time of an electric car will be about 40 minutes for 80% of the battery.
Each station has 2 × 50 kW (direct current) fast charging guns + 1 × 43 kW (alternating current) socket. Also, each station has at least 2 parking spaces. Until October E.ON intends to complete the implementation of the project on the Iasi – Gheorgheni – Tg Mures route. (by mounting the charging station in the MOL Tg. Mureş gas station from Str. 1 Decembrie 1989, no. 240), which will thus become an “electric highway” from which all the owners of environmentally friendly vehicles will be able to benefit, having the infrastructure provided.
Another “electric highway”, which will connect the city of Iasi with Bucharest, is in full development, having been installed so far in Târgu Frumos, Roman, Bacău and Adjud.
The stations are integrated into a system for monitoring and managing loading sessions. This system ensures the non-stop surveillance of the respective unit and has the possibility to remotely resolve any incidents that occurred during uploads. In addition, any problems arising at the charging stations may be notified by telephone 24/7 at an E.ON call center.
Electric vehicle users can access and reserve stations directly on the eondrive.ro website or through the E.ON Drive mobile app, available for both Android and iOS. They can also be viewed on the Plugshare online platform.
The initiative is part of the NEXT-E project, co-financed by European funds, through the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) program, through which E.ON Energia Romania set out to install a total of 19 units for fast loading of vehicles, other 21 to be installed by MOL, one of the partners in this project.
The pan-European NEXT-E network will include 6 different countries, and 40 electric charging stations out of the total 252 of the NEXT-E project will be installed in Romania and located on the routes: Suceava-Bacău-Călărași, Constanţa-Bucharest-Timisoara and Iasi-Targu Mures – Alba Iulia. Through this initiative, the infrastructure of charging stations for electric vehicles related to the European strategic road corridors (TEN-T) will be complemented with the infrastructure of charging stations for electric vehicles in Romania, facilitating road transport with low CO2 emissions and reduced impact on environment.
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