Bucharest-based energy company OMV Petrom is expanding its charging network in Southeastern Europe. The 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 charging stations are to be built in Romania and Bulgaria, where 80 stations are planned at the company's own filling stations in partnership with Eldrive, Enel X and Renovatio (19 of which have already been built). 20 of the stations are to allow ultra-fast charging processes, although OMV Petrom does not specify the actual charging capacity. The company only states that electric car batteries should be able to reach a charge level of 80 percent in 40 minutes at the company's own fast chargers or in 20 minutes at the ultrafast chargers.
In cooperation with Renovatio five charging stations are planned in Moldova - among others in the city of Chisinau, where OMV Petrom mentions a charging capacity of 75 kW. In addition, in cooperation with charge&GO five charging stations are to be built in Serbia at motorways - in the capacity range between 100 and 200 kW.