• Romanian government has a new directive to electric scooters

    On Monday 4th October, the government published the new rules of conduct for electric scooter drivers, similar to bicycle riders, as well as the technical conditions for electric scooters similar to those provided for bicycles. “In the Government meeting, the Government Decision for amending and supplementing the Regulation for the application of the Government Emergency Ordinance no. 195/2002, regarding the traffic on public roads, approved by the Government Decision no. 1391/2006. We remind…


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  • Electrogrup installs 16 charging stations in Oradea by AFM funding

    The builder and supplier Electrogrup has taken over the site and will shortly start the execution of the contract for the installation of 16 recharging stations for electric vehicles in the public parking lots in Oradea. The project is financed through the Environmental Fund Administration by the City Hall of Oradea through the Directorate for Management of Projects with International Financing. A number of 16…


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  • Global EV Sales for 2021 H1

    EV sales are back on track. A total of 2,65 million new EVs found new owners during the first half of 2021, an increase of +168 % compared to 2020. The recent increases speak hyper-growth but need to be seen relative to the low base of 2020 H1. During the 1st wave of the pandemic, global sales of  EVs stayed -14 % below 2019 H1 volumes as vehicle…


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  • First Romanian EV Bus hits the road

    The first electric bus produced in Romania is in evidence on the streets of the city of Brăila. The local authorities have requested it and are considering releasing an order to the manufacturer in Baia Mare. The bus was presented to the authorities and in the coming days will go on the routes of the city of Brăila. The request came from Brăila City Hall which aims to purchase a…


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  • ACEA wants 50,000 charging points for electric trucks by 2030

    The Association of European Automobile Manufacturers – ACEA has adopted a position paper committing to making road freight carbon neutral by 2050. Members of the organization reiterated that it focuses on low-emission vehicles and, in especially those with zero emissions, in which case their number and autonomy will have to increase rapidly in the coming years. However, ACEA warns that the essential infrastructure for recharging “green” trucks is almost…


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  • Harvard Develops Solid-State Cell Following BLT Sandwich Logic

    Won’t it make solid-state batteries fat? Food metaphors are great because everybody understands what food means. When it comes to explaining batteries, it makes something complex completely edible. The new solid-state battery developed by Harvard scientists is a fantastic example of that. Who could tell that the logic behind a BLT sandwich would point to a way to make a stable cell? What the…


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  • Petrom & Renovatio: 40 New Ultra Fast Charging Stations

    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…


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  • EVs and Charging Stations New European Labeling

    LABELLING FOR ELECTRICALLY RECHARGEABLE ROAD VEHICLES AND CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE INFORMATION FOR CONSUMERS GENERAL INFORMATION   In order to help consumers understand the new EV labels appearing on new vehicles and what that means for charging, the European Union has agreed new labelling requirements for newly produced vehicles and charging stations. As of 20 March 2021, a new harmonised set of labels to help identify compatible recharging options for electric road vehicles will appear…


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  • Romania: Eastern-Europe Largest Electric Bus Order

    The company will supply 123 Solaris Urbino 12 electric and charging infrastructure by the end of 2022. Solaris has been awarded a large order for 123 out of 131 electric buses in a government tender run by the Romanian Ministry for Public Works, Development, and Administration for seven local towns and cities. The company is contracted to deliver 123 Solaris Urbino 12 electric (12-meter long) and charging infrastructure (123 40 kW depot chargers…


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  • Dacia Spring EV: 42 000 Lei

    Starting March 20, Dacia opens online pre-orders for the “Comfort Plus” version of its first electric model. It will be available at the price of 18.100 euros (VAT included). Deliveries are scheduled for September. Pre-orders for the “Comfort” version will then be opened, available for 16,800 euros (VAT included). The car can be bought through the Rabla Plus Program (incentives of -9000 Eur), so the price will drop to…


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