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OMV Petrom to install 100 EV recharging stations in South-Eastern Europe by Dec 2022


Romanian oil and gas group OMV Petrom announced on Tuesday that it plans to install 100 fast and ultra-fast recharging stations for electric vehicles (EV) in Romania, Bulgaria, Republic of Moldova and Serbia by the end of 2022. 

OMV Petrom stated that it will become the first energy company in the region with an e-mobility infrastructure in four countries in South-Eastern Europe, according to a press release.

„The infrastructure for powering electric cars is being developed together with partners from the electric mobility sector,” said OMV Petrom.

According to the group, a short waiting time for recharging will encourage the electromobility in the region. The fast-charging stations will ensure that 80% of the battery is recharged in about 40 minutes and for ultra-fast ones, the estimated recharge time is less than 20 minutes.  

„By the end of 2022, about 15% of the OMV and Petrom regional network will have recharging stations. By 2030, we will provide our customers with approximately 500 stations with alternative solutions for mobility such as electro-mobility, gas mobility such as LNG and CNG and hydrogen,” OMV Petrom Executive Board, responsible for Downstream Oil, Radu Caprau said.

In the past two years, OMV Petrom has concluded three partnerships with Eldrive, Enel X and Renovatio to develop a network of 80 fast and ultra-fast recharging stations in Romania and Bulgaria. Out of these, at least 20 will be ultra-fast charging stations. Currently, there are 19 recharging stations operational in Romania and Bulgaria.

The group has a refining capacity of 4.5 million tonnes per year and is present on the oil products retail market in Romania and neighboring countries through 787 filling stations as at the end of September, under two brands – OMV and Petrom.