A regional hub for production of spare parts for electric cars and RES technologies
Planners envisage that Romania will produce batteries, heat pumps, materials for energy-efficient buildings and technologies for managing intelligent networks and energy consumption on the basis that Romania will become the main regional user of these technologies.
The development of intelligent distribution and transportation networks
Intelligent networks allow real time control and two-way communication between producers and consumers in order to optimise energy production and consumption. The interaction between electricity networks, the internet and communication networks will grow and lead to gains in both efficiency and flexibility. The new technologies need to ensure the protection of personal data and increase security against cyber attacks.
Promoting electric and hybrid vehicles
The plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle market in Romania is at the initial stage, but it is rapidly developing. For instance, between 2016 and 2017, BMW doubled its sales of the fully electric plug in BMW i3.
The Romanian government is supporting the development of a charging infrastructure for the electro-mobility and energy efficiency markets. Romania is well positioned to produce electric vehicles, charging units, batteries and any related components. For example there is a commitment, until 2020, to install 222 charging stations with up to 50kW (fast charging stations) and 30 charging stations with up to 350 kW (ultra-fast charging stations) on the main European and Trans-European transport corridors.
This commitment is part of the Connecting Europe Facility grant for electric vehicles, and aims to increase interaction with Western Europe and complete the connected network, in addition to the ULTRA E and FAST E (connecting the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Austria)
NEXT E partners are E.On, MOL, PETROL (Slovenia and Croatia), Hrvatska Elektroprivreda Croatia, NISSAN, and BMW.