Tifon, a member of MOL Group, opened a fast charging station for electric vehicles at its retail location Draganić North. At the same time, similar fast charging stations were also opened at the Draganić South and Ravna Gora stations. These are the first stations for fast charging of electric vehicles on Croatian motorways connecting the Zagreb-Rijeka route and the first in a series of stations that will connect Zagreb and Split ahead of the tourist season, reports Večernji List on April 18, 2019.
Tifon will be one of the first participants in the Croatian energy market to offer tourists an unhindered and considerably simpler trip with their electric vehicles this season. By the end of May, Tifon will open fast charging stations at its retail locations in Dobra and Jasenice. These devices are part of the NEXT-E project, co-financed by the European Union programme called the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), in which Tifon participates as a member of MOL Group.
MOL Group has the most accessible network of stations in central and eastern Europe. Three years ago, the company adopted the MOL 2030 strategy, whose vision defines the company’s core business orientation in the upcoming period. Thanks to the NEXT-E project, MOL Group can better meet customer demand and expand its network.
The MOL Plugee fast charging station for electric vehicles was officially opened by Tifon’s CEO Siniša Komnenović. “At four retail location in Zagreb, Tifon offers to electric vehicle owners a fast-charging service, and we first brought similar stations to the key Croatian transport corridors, the A1 and A6 motorways. That is part of our development strategy as a member of a consortium involved in the NEXT-E project, but also part of our intention to provide top quality to users by following global trends, particularly in the field of environmental protection. Since the beginning of this year, we have been asked by our customers from all over Europe to connect the Croatian coast and inland areas with charging stations for electric vehicles, which is why we are extremely proud of what we have achieved today. This is a major event for Croatian tourism and the economy as a whole, a big step forward in responsible and efficient energy management and reduction of CO2 emissions, which Tifon, as a responsible company, strives to do,” said Komnenović.
The stations support all relevant charging standards (AC and DC), enabling charging of different types of electric vehicles in 2 to 3 hours with AC charging, or in 30 minutes with DC charging. The use of the stations will be free of charge during the initial month (until May 16), after which standard (AC) charging will cost 54.90 kuna per session, and fast charging (DC) 74.90 kuna per session.
Translated from Večernji List.
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