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The first thing that comes to mind when you think of an electric vehicle is where to charge it! A well-distributed charging network is essential for electric car drivers to plan their journeys. The first digital platform and application, Charge&GO, is available for quick and easy finding electric chargers and simple charging.

They contribute to the development of electromobility in our country by promoting and installing chargers. So far, electric chargers with power from 22 to 180 kW have been installed at more than 40 locations on the roads and highways of Serbia, and by the end of the year the network will cover as many as 100 charging points where there will be more and more fast high-power chargers.

Following the successful beginning of the year when the company Charge&GO put into operation a 120 kW electric charger at the OMV gas station in Lapovo, at the beginning of July, the strongest charger for electric vehicles in their network was installed at the OMV gas station Martinci 1, in the direction to Belgrade.


The charger on this gas station has an output power of 180 kW, and its maximum power is 300 kW. The plan is to gradually increase that power to its total power by simply adding energy modules. The Unity 180 charger, manufactured by Kostad Siemens, is manufactured in Austria and operates at temperatures ranging from -30° to +50° C. It supports the CCS standard for DC charging, and the output power, if both CCS ports are in use simultaneously, is 2 × 90 kW.

Owners of electric vehicles have the opportunity to use other ultra-fast chargers located at OMV gas stations: in Doljevac, on the Niš-Vranje highway, where a 150 kW ultra-fast charger has been installed (the second most powerful electric charger available at OMV gas stations), at Gradina, the border crossing near Dimitrovgrad (90 kW), as well as in Bačka Topola where there is another Unity 180 kW.

New charging points in retail chains

In addition to the strategic expansion of the network of ultra-fast chargers on highways, the hardworking employees of the company Charge&GO are also installing chargers at the Stop Shop retail chain locations. From the beginning of August, drivers of electric vehicles can stop by the Stop Shop in Sremska Mitrovka, Lazarevac, and Požarevac and recharge their batteries Since September, a 120 kW charger has been operating in the parking lot of the Stop Shop in Vršac. It is expected that power chargers in the range of 24 to 120 kW will soon be put into operation at other Stop Shop locations throughout Serbia. Electric car drivers know that the Charge&GO network map is the easiest way to locate all chargers. We should mention fast and ultra-fast chargers at GAZPROM gas stations and four toll booths on the highway near Vrčin, Horgoš and Trupala-Niš. Schneider Electric AC chargers are available in Novi Sad and Kragujevac, in the Promenada and Big Fashion shopping centers. The Charge&GO network was also chosen by representatives of the automotive industry in Serbia, such as British Motors, AK Kompresor and Hit Auto.

What does the Charge&GO platform offer?

The Charge&GO digital platform and application allow drivers of electric vehicles to locate the nearest chargers easily and charge their cars quickly and easily. The platform provides drivers with an efficient service for charging and paying for the use of charging points, as well as the ability for companies to manage their charging network remotely. It includes several services, such as charging control, charger monitoring, pricing, usage restrictions and charging session overview.

The easiest way to check the locations and availability of chargers in this network is the  Charge&GO application. Although all chargers can be accessed in multiple ways (via QR code or charger number), if you download the app, you automatically get a lower price, GPS navigation directions and access to an incredibly extensive network of 170,000 chargers in 30 countries across Europe.

Prepared by: Milica Radičević

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