Soltiq: Croatian Solar Innovation Sought Abroad

Lauren Simmonds


March the 31st, 2024 – Soltiq is a piece of remarkable Croatian innovation set to help out electric car drivers on a global scale. More and more countries are showing interest.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, aside from the high cost of new batteries, the current infrastructure (or lack of) is definitely one of the biggest disadvantages of electric cars. There are more and more charging stations popping up, but they can’t be installed in every place.

The Zagreb-based company Bravarija Ivanić has as such offered a modern, simple and ecological solution to this pressing problem by presenting a solar mobile charging station for electric cars. Their product, Soltiq, is the first such mobile charging station in the entire world.

55 people are employed within this company, and their main job, for now, is the production of high-tech metal parts for various companies. These companies include giants such as Mercedes and Porsche, as reported by Večernji list.

“With the Soltiq solar mobile charging station, we offer a quick and simple solution for those areas where there’s no infrastructure for electric vehicles such as on islands, as well as for other areas such as campsites or shopping centres. Our filling station doesn’t require a building permit, nor does it require an electricity connection. On top of those benefits, the installation process is also very simple. The entire structure weighs around 1,200 kilograms with all of the batteries and solar panels included, and is the size of a typical parking space,” explained company owner Tomislav Ivanić. The Soltiq prototype as a whole was created in their facility in less than six months.

It takes a mere minute to lower and raise the roof of the Soltiq solar charging station, and everything is done via a smartphone and a mobile app in which it is possible to see all the energy flow parameters. You can also monitor light regulation, the close-unlock function, regulation of the charging docks and more. The solar panels can also be easily cleaned to improve overall charging efficiency.

“There have been some truly excellent reactions after we presented Soltiq, and we already have more than 15 orders. The most interested parties are from Norway and Switzerland, and we’ve agreed to build five bottling plants each in Tuscany and Greece. We also created a rustic design for Tuscany, because in many places there, due to the protection of the area, they aren’t actually allowed to build filling stations, so our mobile solution is a great solution for them. They are also ideal for the Greek islands where the infrastructure is extremely weak. The price of the bottling plant is from 20,000 to 30,000 euros, it hasn’t yet been fully defined because we don’t know what the serial production will end up looking like for Soltiq. We should start with the first deliveries in July,” concluded Ivanić.


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