Of the approximately 1,500 public charging points for electric cars in Romania, the 400 belonging to E.ON Energie Romania and Renovatio are integrated, starting with November 2021, through the Hubject e-roaming platform. Thus, E.ON Drive and Renovatio e-charge users will be able to access all charging points operated by the two companies, using both mobile applications and RFID cards, thus contributing to an increased increase in the mobility of electric vehicle owners from Romania.
Hubject is the largest international e-roaming platform for electric car charging service providers, offering the possibility of extended interoperability for the use of charging networks. Currently, in Romania 7 suppliers with 470 charging points are active on the platform, and of these 400 are from E.ON Energie Romania and Renovatio.
“The future of road transport will be mainly electric and we are interested in investing in projects that provide ultra-fast charging stations that provide customers with a charge of up to 80% of the electric car in less than 30 minutes. As we want a sustainable, clean transport development, and electric car users to be able to use the charging infrastructure adapted to transport needs, a normal first step was to unite the two station networks through the e-roaming platform,” says Claudia Griech, general manager of E.ON Energie Romania.
“Interoperability is a key element in Renovatio’s strategy for the development of electric mobility infrastructure. The partnership with E.ON Energie Romania will offer electric car owners immediate access to the nearest charging station, E.ON Drive or Renovatio e-charge, on their route, thus reducing the total time required for energy supply,” says Alexandru Teodorescu, director, Renovatio.
Starting with 2017, both E.ON Energie Romania and Renovatio started the implementation of two projects co-financed by the European Union through the CEF Transport program. NEXT-E and FastSEE have significantly contributed to the development of the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in Romania. The integration of the E.ON Drive and Renovatio e-charge platforms represents at the same time the connection of the two projects, a first in Romania.