Romanian energy company OMV Petrom is expanding its EV charging network in Southeastern Europe. The Romanian oil company plans to install a total of around 100 fast and ultra-fast charging stations at its service stations in Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova and Serbia by the end of 2022.
The majority of the EV charging stations are to be built in Romania and Bulgaria. In partnership with Eldrive, Enel X and Renovatio, 80 stations are planned at the company’s own service stations. 19 EV stations have already been implemented.
Ultra-fast charging should be possible at 20 of the stations. The company says of the charging capacities only that car batteries should be able to reach a charge level of 80 per cent in 40 minutes at its own fast chargers or 20 minutes at the ultrafast chargers.
In cooperation with Renovatio, five charging stations are also planned in Moldova – among others in the city of Chisinau. Here OMV Petrom mentions a charging capacity of 75 kW. In addition, five charging stations are to be built on highways in Serbia in cooperation with charge&GO – in the power range between 100 and 200 kW.
OMV Petrom currently has 787 service stations in Romania and its neighboring countries. The company is 51% owned by the Austrian OMV Aktiengesellschaft and the Romanian State owns about 20%.