Alexandru Teodorescu, CEO of Renovatio, stressed that the charging infrastructure for electric cars exists, even in Romania, even though only few of us see it. Romania’s first nationwide high speed charging network –e-charge – has risen from 4 units in 2016, to 28 in 2018 and will add four more units this year. “Our estimate is that, this year, we will reach 1,000 MWh charged by cars only in our stations,” Teodorescu said, projecting the evolution of this indicator in the first quarter.
Representative of Renovatio also spoke about a project co-funded by European funds – FastSEE, which will cover over 1,800 kilometers of priority transit corridors in Romania and Croatia. More specifically, over 30 locations in the two countries will have 69 fast charging stations (50 kW DC) and 4 ultra-fast charging stations (minimum 150 kW DC) installed in two years. “Three of these will be installed in Romania – in Timisoara, Sibiu and Bucharest – and they will allow the charging of state-of-the-art vehicles in less than one hour”, explained Alexandru Teodorescu, who also announced the launch of an auction for the installation of these ultra-fast charging stations.