Crikvenica Receives their First Charging Station for Electric Cars

Daniela Rogulj

Jadran d.d. from Crikvenica – the tourist company that own 8 hotels, 2 campsites and a holiday village on the Crikvenica Riviera – has begun a project to install charging stations for electric vehicles at their hotels. Jadran hotel “Omorika” has installed the first charging station for electric vehicles in the city of Crikvenica, and the only filling station between Rijeka and Senj.

HRTurizam reports on January 18, 2017 that from now on, drivers of electric vehicles will be able to charge their cars at hotel Omorika. The hotel has now joined the other leading hotels in Croatia that already have such an offer, including the Esplanade Zagreb, Hotel Lone, Monte Mulini Hotel, Kempinski Hotel Adriatic and others. 

The Jadran company has pointed out that they have made this investment in their hotels in an effort to attract new guests, and depending on the demand, they will gradually expand the offer to other hotels within the group. 

“Once you start to synchronize individual objects with Eco-label standards and the incorporation of energy-efficient heat pumps at Hotel Katarina, for which last year we received almost one million kuna in a grant from the Fund for the Protection and Energy Efficiency, placing charging stations for electric cars further promotes the green business policy. Today, the trends are such that more and more owners of electric vehicles will plan their meals and overnights exactly where their car can be charged.

According to the European Environment Agency, in 2015 Europe sold a total of 150,000 plug-in hybrid and battery cars, of which 90% were in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Sweden and Denmark – while in Europe over the last 5 years 142,000 battery cars were sold with an upward trend each year. Norway is the only country where the total number of cars sold last year was more than 20% electric,” said Dino Manestar, CEO of Jadran dd.

According to announcements from Jadran, charging stations for their guests will be free, while there will be a charge for outside guests. The great news is that the charging station itself is a Croatian product from Ludbreg manufacturer “Ducati komponenti d.o.o”. In accordance with the recently established EU standards, Ducati “chargers” are compatible with all electric vehicles, and the one set up at hotel Omorika can charge two vehicles simultaneously and can power a vehicle with the maximum power of 22 kW (fast charging).

“The market is great, but for us to further extend our offer we needed to renovate our hotels and communicate a new offer to the markets. I want to thank one of the biggest promoters of electric cars in Croatia, entrepreneur Sasa Cvetojević, whose advice helped me to see what users really look for,” concluded Manestar.


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