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Electric car drivers can now travel border-to-coast through Croatia

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Croatia’s state power utility Hrvatska Elektroprivreda (HEP) has deployed 16 electric vehicle (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), HEP said in a press release.

HEP’s 16 new EV chargers include a fast EV charger in Brinje with a 50 kW output, installed as part of the NEXT-E project. Like other HEP chargers along highways, the one in Brinje supports charging all available and incoming types of electric vehicles on the market.

HEP’s EV chargers along highways are conducive to the further development of Croatia’s tourism sector, enabling a growing number of electric car owners from European countries to travel comfortably and smoothly to all tourism destinations in Croatia, according to the press release.

HEP will install a total of 57 EV chargers along Croatian highways and other roads

As part of international projects, HEP will install a total of 57 EV chargers along Croatian highways and other roads. Once the ongoing projects are completed, HEP will have a network of over 100 EV chargers, including those already deployed in Croatian cities, said HEP Management Board President Frane Barbarić.

HEP will have a network of over 100 EV chargers, including those already deployed in Croatian cities

Of HEP’s first 16 EV chargers along highways, 12 have been installed in cooperation with oil company and fuel retailer INA, at the rest areas of Ljubeščica, Vukova Gorica, Brinje, and Lepenica Sjever, as well as at the A6 highway exits for Vrbovsko, Čavle, Delnice, and Fužine. More than 30 electric car chargers in total are to be installed along highways running to the Adriatic coast, as well as to the continental village of Lipovac, at INA’s filling station rest areas.

Photo: The map of HEP’s EV chargers (HEP)

The EV chargers along highways are part of the e-mobility project HEP has launched in line with the EU directive on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure. The directive envisages the availability of EV chargers per 50 kilometers of highways, at all agglomerations with more than 20,000 residents, at all sea and river ports and airports, and at all railway stations by the end of 2020.

HEP’s e-mobility project is also important for meeting Croatia’s transport sector decarbonization goals as part of the implementation of the national energy and climate plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to the press release.

Investments in the deployment of HEP’s chargers along highways are co-financed by the EU funds as part of the EAST-E and NEXT-E projects. Under the projects, HEP cooperates with partners from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, and Romania to develop a new network of 309 EV chargers that will enable uninterrupted electric car driving through six central European countries.

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