Croatia’s HEP installs 5 new EV chargers at tourist destinations

Croatia EV chargers



July 23, 2019






July 23, 2019





Croatia’s state power utility Hrvatska Elektroprivreda (HEP) has installed 5 new EV chargers at tourism points in Dalmatia, according to a press release from the company.

After enabling electric vehicle (EV) drivers earlier this month to travel from borders to the coast, HEP has now unveiled 5 new EV chargers in towns along Croatia’s coast and on islands: at Trg kralja Tomislava in Ploče, on the island of Hvar in Stari Grad (Put Rudine) and Jelsa (Žardin bb), in Makarska (Ruđera Boškovića bb), and Drvenik-Gradac (Puntin), HEP said.

HEP’s five new EV chargers are part of the company’s ELEN network of e-chargers in cities and along highways, which enables a growing number of electric car owners from European countries to reach all tourist destinations in Croatia comfortably and without interruptions, according to the press release.

On July 10, HEP deployed 16 EV chargers along highways. The EV chargers now make it possible for electric car drivers to travel from the borders with Slovenia and Hungary to the Adriatic Sea, connecting Croatia with the EV charger network within the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T).

So far, HEP has installed over 80 ELEN public e-chargers across Croatia

Photo: HEP

The e-charger in Drvenik (Gradac), with 2 x 22 kW of charging power, as well as the fast ELEN chargers in Ploče, Makarska, and Jelsa, with 50 kW of charging power, have been deployed as part of the bigEVdata project co-financed with the EU funds, which will involve the installation of 42 e-chargers at locations across Croatia.

The EV charging station in Stari Grad on Hvar also has a charging power of 50 kW. All of the chargers enable the simultaneous charging of two vehicles and are equipped with all three connector types, supporting all available and forthcoming electric vehicle types on the market.

For the time being, during the project’s development phase, EV charging at the ELEN stations is free, requiring the use of a standardized contactless card, according to the press release.

So far, HEP has installed over 80 ELEN public e-chargers across Croatia. Once the ongoing projects are completed, HEP’s network, including the already installed e-chargers, will include more than 100 EV charging points.

Comments (1)
Tudor / July 14, 2020

“EV charging at the ELEN stations is free, requiring the use of a standardized contactless card,”

How exactly does this work for tourists? Apply for a card in advance? Get one on the spot? This isn’t exactly clear.

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