Large New Croatian Electric Car Charging Station Opened

Lauren Simmonds

croatian electric car charging station

May the 24th, 2024 – The brand new and most powerful Croatian electric car charging station has been opened in the northern part of the country as a new road is anticipated.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, depending on a given vehicle’s specifications, an electric car can charge its battery for journeys of up to 100 kilometres of range in just eight minutes at the new Croatian electric car charging station.

The location for the new Croatian electric car charging station was chosen because it’s heavily frequented and positioned next to a popular local catering and hospitality facility. It’s also right next to popular retail stores, and it shares its parking area with a popular food chain. In this way, drivers have plenty to occupy themselves with while charging their cars.

more croatian electric car charging stations must be built – and quickly

Croatia must rapidly build and develop a network of rapid charging stations for electric vehicles, which is a key prerequisite that the EU has set for its member states as we approach the near complete transition to electric cars. In just five years, GreenWay Croatia plans to construct at least a third of the total national plan to increase the installed capacities for charging electric vehicles and the number of charging stations nationwide.

“Over the following five years, on a turnkey basis, at no additional cost and with guaranteed earnings for location owners, we’re going to install a minimum of 300 fast and ultra-fast chargers. They will have a connection power of 100-400kW, which means that we’ll be on key strategic corridors. We’ll also allow for the ultra-fast charging of electric cars and electric cargo vehicles in urban areas, too.

Within the framework of the recently approved Cross-E strategic project, by the end of 2026 alone, we’ll set up a minimum of 16 ultra-fast hubs along the TEN-T corridor. They will boast a minimum connection power of 600 kW and a total of 64 high-power connection points (150kW+). As we previously stated, by opening this new Croatian electric car charging station, we’re concretely realising an ambitious but realistic plan”, said the director of GreenWay Hrvatska, Dino Novosel.

“We’re achieving the necessary climatic, transport, economic and tourism goals Croatia has in an innovative way. Our Croatian electric car charging stations and our unique product, “Roam like you’re at home”, guarantees the most competitive charging prices for Croatian users, as well as for tourists from key emitting markets on their journey through Croatia,” Novosel added.

“Ivanec fully supports this type of investment in the development of critical infrastructure for the realisation of low-carbon mobility. We’re especially pleased with the fact that we’re the first in Croatia to host an initiative that was fully implemented by the private sector. By installing this ultra-fast Croatian electric car charging station, Ivanec will contribute to increasing the share of use of renewable energy sources on our roads,” said Milorad Batinić, Ivanec’s mayor.

croatia is lagging, but catching up…

The share of renewable energy sources in traffic at the EU level stood at 9.6 percent back in 2022, while here in Croatia that share was only 2.4 percent. The EU has set a goal of 29 percent for the year 2030, and in the draft of the updated Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan of Croatia, a goal of 21.6 percent of the share of RES in traffic by 2030 has been set.

Croatia, with 34 electric chargers per 100,000 inhabitants, is currently 20 times less developed than the most developed Netherlands and three times less developed than the EU average.

The two new charging stations are located at the Mipcro Retail park, along the route of the future Varaždin – Ivanec – Krapina expressway. The Croatian Government has deemed this future road as a priority. These two ultra-fast chargers, each with a nominal power of 150kW with two CCS connections, have now been fully installed and connected to the 300kW connection, which enables the simultaneous charging of up to four electric vehicles.


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