Number 24 – March 2022

    Focus topics: ELECTROMOBILITY

    The New Year started very successfully in our company, and the new changes came with it. Our colleague Tamara Zjačić left our well-coordinated team and is now part of new projects, but she is still great support for our refreshed team. Even though she is with us for a short period, my new colleague Milica Marković who is also my deputy, managed to make a real contribution with her energy, work and dedication.

    It was already decided that this issue will be about electric vehicles, the subject that Milica feels very comfortable with, considering that she comes from the automotive industry. In addition to articles that usually come from our small but valuable editorial office, we bring you news from Israel. In conversation with our journalist, H.E. Yahel Vilan, the Ambassador of Israel to Serbia, among other things, told us about the deadline for the suspension of electricity production from coal, the development of infrastructure for electric vehicles charging and economic cooperation between Israel and Serbia in the last 30 years.

    “Israel has become a leader in water treatment and efficient use of this resource out of pure necessity. As you know, 60 percent of the country is a desert, so we had to overcome the lack of water and think about ways to use our resources in the best manner,” said Ambassador Vilan. The real star of this issue is if you allow this little bias, the Jaguar I-PACE and the experience that pushes the boundaries like the title itself says. I can only imagine what the new model that will soon arrive in Serbia will be like when its predecessor is so good. We talked to Sanja Stojković, the Head of Business, about further plans of the British Motors company.

    A larger number of electric vehicles in Serbia cannot be expected without expanding the network of EV chargers. There are already renowned manufacturers of electric chargers in our market such as ABB, Schneider, and Siemens, with whom the company charge&GO cooperates. If you haven’t heard of this company by now, you may have already read about the first regional charging platform for electric cars that they made. In this issue, you can find the text about charge&GO and the chargers themselves. As a key player in the derivatives market, NIS Gazprom Neft is the first oil company to equip its gas stations with fast chargers for electric vehicles. They have also been developing energy-efficient projects for many years.

    The story of the electrification of its islands comes from neighboring Croatia. We talked with Maja Jurišić, the president of the Island Movement, and Hrvoje Prpić, the president of the Electric Circuit, about why the electrification of the island is important and the conditions for such a project to be successfully implemented. I am very proud that we also have articles about two large European organizations that deal with green energy in this issue. We talked to WindEurope and Solar Europe directors about developing the renewable energy sector, and I would warmly recommend you read their forecasts. Finally, I would like to point out that the 30 texts of this issue offer a good insight into the RES and electromobility sectors in our country and the region and Europe. If you have not thought yet about building a solar power plant or installing a home charger, I believe you will get a clear idea of all the reasons and benefits to join these trends.