E.ON Energie Romania put into operation in Iaşi the fifth fast-charge station for electric cars from the 19 units it proposed to install Romania under the NEXT-E project, financed by European funds through the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).
Located in the perimeter of the MOL gas station in Păcurari, the station has a maximum power of 93 kW. Thus, the average charging time of an electric car will be about 40 minutes for 80% of the battery.
Two charging stations in the villages of Târgu Frumos and Cristeşti have already been put into operation in Iaşi County, which are added to the open ones in Tăşca (Neamţ County) and Adjud (Vrancea County). At the same time, the completion and commissioning of other stations in Piatra Neamt and Roman (Neamt County) and in Scheia (Suceava County) are planned for March.
By the end of next year, E.ON plans to implement the project on the route Iasi - Gheorghieni - Tg. Mureş, which will become an "electric highway" that all environmentally friendly car owners can benefit from, having the load infrastructure on the entire route. Another "electric highway", which will link the city of Iasi to Bucharest, is in full swing.
"Statistics showing a significant year-on-year increase in the number of electric vehicles sold in Romania are extremely gratifying, as it indicates a clear orientation towards one of the most environmentally friendly and sustainable modes of transport, just as it is in the world whole. In this context, the question is raised whether the load infrastructure will be able to keep up with this trend. We believe it is essential to meet the wishes and needs of electric car owners and not only by giving them easy access to the charging stations. In fact, we want to be with them on all their electric trips so that they have the most enjoyable experience, "said Dan Morari, general manager of E.ON Energie România.
"We are glad to witness today, at the MOL Iasi Pacurari station, the opening of one of the 40 filling stations for electric vehicles that will be installed in the NEXT-E project. The MOL Group adopted the Strategy 2030 three years ago, a vision that sets the company's main directions for the next period. One of the foundations behind the development of this strategy was MOL's desire to become the first choice for its customers. We are aware that we are experiencing a time of major change, which will be strongly reflected in our clients' consumption habits, but we are ready to anticipate their needs and provide them with the best solutions, "said Camelia Ene, CEO & Country Chairman of MOL Romania.
All 40 NEXT-E stations (of which 19 will be installed by E.ON and 21 by MOL Romania) will be located on the following routes: Suceava-Bacau-Calarasi, Constanta-Bucharest-Timisoara and Iasi- Tirgu Mures - Alba Iulia. With this initiative, the charging station infrastructure for electric vehicles for the European strategic road corridors (TEN-T) will be completed with the charging station infrastructure for electric vehicles in Romania, facilitating low-CO2 road transport and reduced environmental impact .
The stations will be integrated into a system for monitoring and managing upload sessions. This system provides 24-hour supervision of the unit and has the ability to remotely resolve any incidents occurring during uploads. Additionally, any problems encountered at the charging stations will be notified 24/7 by telephone at a E.ON call center.