• 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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  • ROMBAT to start production of Li-Ion car batteries

    Romanian battery producer Rombat will start production of cells for Li-Ion car batteries at its new Bucharest plant in the second half of this year. “We have worked hard in the last year to implement the health, safety, environment, quality, and energy management systems, as well as the maintenance system,” announced Alin Ioanes, the new CEO of Rombat. The cells will be delivered to Rombat’s partner that produces car batteries, Prime…


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  • Solaris will deliver 11 trolleybuses to Târgu Jiu

    Solaris Bus & Coach, a European leader in the production of electric vehicles for public transport, announces that it will deliver 11 state-of-the-art Trollino 12 trolleybuses in the municipality of Targu Jiu. The new trolleybuses will start transporting passengers in the first part of 2022. According to the company, the contract was recently signed, following an auction launched by the Ministry of Development, Public Works and Administration, and its total…


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  • Galati installs fast chargers via AFM Municipality Financing

    Galati decided to ensure broad public network of chargers by accessing funding for 15 fast charging stations for electric cars , each with 50 kW DC and 22 kW AC dual gun types . Each station installed by Telekom Romania will be able to serve two electric cars or plug-in hybrids at the same time. The project for power stations in the Danube city was won by Telekom E-Mobility and they will install…


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  • Short History of Romanian Electric Mobility

    In 1973, Icpe laid the foundations of the first Romanian research in the field of electric mobility in history. At the Institute of electrotechnical research (Icpe.ro) is founded the first team that would develop electric mobility at national level. A project with such interesting achievements that it was documented by the BBC (Bicicleta electrică – O inventie românească – YouTube).


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