Enel X Romania, a subsidiary of the Enel Group’s advanced energy services division Enel X, has installed and put in operation a network of 34 charging points for electric vehicles in Bucharest and surrounding areas, the company announced.
The installation of Enel X charging points will continue with other units in Bucharest, Timișoara, Sibiu, and Constanța. The plan covers all of Romania’s regions, and is aimed at adapting the distribution and installation of charging stations to the development of electric vehicle use in the country.
Enel X Romania plans to install some 2,500 charging points across all of the country’s regions by 2023, involving an overall investment of approximately EUR 15 - 20 million.
The majority of the first series of charging points are 2x22 kW units, named JuicePole, which allow for the recharge of two electric vehicles simultaneously and for the charge of up to 40% of the battery levels in 30 minutes, depending on the car model and specifications.
Users will be able to recharge their vehicles at the Enel X charging points using the JuicePass mobile app, the single interface to access a network of over 50,000 public charging points across 18 European countries.
The company installs the charging infrastructure on the premises of its recharge partners, namely shopping malls, supermarkets, restaurants, and hotels that want to attract electric vehicle users. The installation and maintenance of the charging infrastructure come at no cost to the company’s recharge partners in exchange for the availability of parking areas.
The company is also offering a similar service to municipalities interested in improving air quality by encouraging electric mobility.
“The sales of electric and hybrid vehicles is constantly increasing, even during the difficult period that we are facing, and in a context that sees the auto market massively decreasing overall. However, we are confident that the electric segment will maintain its ascending course, in Romania, particularly due to the relaunch of Rabla Plus governmental program, which has proved to be of real value for the customers. We are very happy to allow users of EVs in Romania more flexibility for their mobility needs, and help improve access to charging infrastructure for more adopters of electric mobility,” Marius Chiriac, head of Enel X Romania, said.
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