• Overview of Romanian eMobility 2020

    To start in chronological order, we remind you that 2019 was a spectacular year in terms of the evolution of electromobility in Romania. In 2019, we brought a BOOM of EV registrations. The most popular models being the Renault ZOE, Nissan Leaf and BMW i3, especially due to the adoption by the car-sharing and ride-taxi providers of these electric models. The three models totaled over 1000 units registered in a single…


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  • Electric Up – program that finances charging infrastructure

    Through the “Electric Up” Program, developed by the Ministry of Economy, will be provided to support small and medium enterprises and HORECA, by financing investment projects for the installation of 22 KW charging stations for plug-in hybrid electric and electric vehicles and systems of photovoltaic panels. The draft Emergency Ordinance for approving the program was adopted by the Government last week. “The implementation of the programs aims to support…


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  • GM: Wireless battery management system

    General Motors will rely on an “an almost completely wireless battery management system” for its upcoming electric car models. The company claims that the system should thus be much easier to adapt to new models from a common set of battery components. GM worked with the company Analog Devices on what they call the wBMS (wireless Battery Management System). The aim is to help bring GM’s Ultium electric vehicles to…


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  • EV Scrappage subsidies budget for 2020 exhausted. Increase is in discussion

    The budget of the Rabla Plus 2020 Subsidies Program, of 140 million lei (~28 mil eur), was exhausted in just 5 months. The program started this year on March 25 with a bonus of 45,000 lei (9,300 euros) for the purchase of a new electric car, which the buyer can not alienate in the first year. Individuals have reserved almost double the number of eco-cars purchased through the Environmental Fund…


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  • Trofeul Iasi Electric Race

    Race Trophy Stage CNSS 2020 is held between 2nd and 4th of October in Iasi, Romania. At this edition electric vehicles can participate. For more details on the space of the competition, the program of the event, as well as the benefits of participation as a partner / sponsor, please download the attached document. In perioada 02-04.10.2020 este organizat evenimentul “Trofeul IASI etapa CNSS 2020” unde pot participa autovehicule electrice. Pentru…


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  • [Study] PHEV Test in Bucuresti

    PHEV test in Bucuresti Nicolae Icpe, Bucuresti, Romania Abstract The paper presents the analysis of two passenger cars with plug-in hybrid technology on daily use in the city of Bucuresti. Cars have been tested according to several parameters under different conditions of traffic, driving style and ambient temperature. The results were then compared. Keywords: plug-in hybrid, electric vehicles, electro mobility Received: 09 11 2019 1. Introduction The transition from ICE vehicles to pure electric vehicles…


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  • Europe’s big battery bet

    Europe has a master plan to build a world-class battery industry, almost from scratch: Spend big, and spend now. There’s just one problem: The competition is already streets ahead. The European Commission, supported by a cluster of countries, has spent more than three years working up a strategy to jumpstart projects across the battery value chain — everything from mining raw materials needed in battery packs and cell production itself…


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  • Low-emission vehicles – improving the EU’s refuelling/recharging infrastructure

    Feedback period: 06 April 2020 – 29 June 2020 (midnight Brussels time) The European Commission is inviting the general public and stakeholders to express their opinion and share information on the impact of the existing Directive as well as on possible additional policy measures for its revision and their expected potential impacts. Specifically, users of alternative fuelled vehicles and the related infrastructure are invited to respond to share first hand…


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  • Overview of Romanian eMobility 2019

    The level of transparency with regards to the e-mobility ecosystem within the Romanian market remains relatively limited. Key questions such as … What is the development status of E-mobility in Romania and how does this fare against the more mature markets? Which factors are driving E-mobility developments in Romania and how have these evolved over time? How does the TCO of xEVs fare against vehicles powered…


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  • Program for Stations for EVs in the Municipalities extended until October 30, 2020.

    The administration of the Environment Fund announced that the session for submitting the files under the Program for Recharging Stations for Electric Vehicles in the Municipalities of the County Residences has been extended until October 30, 2020. Within the program were approved 19 funding files submitted by the following municipalities: Zalău, Piatra Neamț, Pitești, Râmnicu Vâlcea, Târgu Jiu, Oradea, Baia Mare, Focșani, Satu Mare, Reșița, Giurgiu, Călărași, Slatina, Timisoara,…


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