• AFM new funding program for installing charging stations in small towns

    ORDER for the approval of the Financing Guide for the Effective Gas Reduction Program greenhouse in transport, by promoting the infrastructure for road transport vehicles energy-free: recharging stations for electric vehicles in localities Taking into account the Report of the Administration of the Environmental Fund no. 95 / LAF of 28.10.2021 for the approval of the Guide financing the Program for the Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Transport…


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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • [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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  • 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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  • Rabla Plus 2020 Incentives

    The Rabla Plus program is aimed at those who want to buy an electric or hybrid car, by granting a subsidy that covers part of the price of the vehicle. Grants vary depending on the type of vehicle and are offered in a limited number each year. The conditions that the cars must meet Those who want to buy pure electric cars can receive eco-labels worth 45,000 lei (~9500 Eur), without…


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  • PEVs at the end of 2019

    2019 was the best year in matter of BEVs registrations. In total, at the end of 2018, on the roads there were 1171 BEVs registered. This year only due to Rabla+ and higher stocks on auto-dealers, Romania registers over 1730 units of electric cars. It was the first year since 2016, at the launch of Rabla+, when the funds for the 10k euro Eco ticket were depleted. 2019 is also…


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