OMV Petrom, the largest energy company in South-Eastern Europe, together with Renovatio, the operator of the largest network of charging stations for electric vehicles in Romania, will install, by the end of 2022, at least 40 power stations. fast and ultra fast recharging in OMV and Petrom stations in Romania.
All locations will have at least one recharging station with a minimum power of 50 kW, and at least 20 of them will have recharging stations with an installed power of 350 kW. The latter will form the largest network of ultra-fast charging stations in Romania.
Renovatio e-charge is the largest network in Romania with over 270 charging points, of which 120 offer fast and ultra-fast charging. The e-charge network covers over 2500 km of the main transport corridors in Romania as well as the large urban agglomerations. The implemented e-roaming solutions will open access to both partner and regional partner networks (Hungary, Croatia, Bulgaria, etc.).
A battery recharging cycle of an electric vehicle varies depending on the battery configuration and the technological compatibility of the vehicle with the charging solution. The goal of these refueling points is to allow drivers of electric vehicles to be back on the road in less than 20 minutes.
Recharging stations will be located with priority 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 that, in a pilot project, installed the first fast recharging station for electric cars, in an OMV fuel distribution station.
In 2020, OMV Petrom announced that it will install, by the end of 2021, another 40 recharging stations in OMV and Petrom distribution stations in Romania and Bulgaria.