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The expansion of electromobility depends on the speed of development of the infrastructure for charging electric vehicles. Despite a large number of available chargers, electric car drivers often have to make a detailed driving plan because they simply do not have enough information about where to recharge their vehicles’ batteries.

Thanks to the first digital platform and the Charge&- GO application, drivers of electric cars in Serbia, including those in transit through our country, can easily and quickly find the nearest electric charger.

By installing chargers throughout Serbia and informing citizens about the advantages of electric vehicles, Charge&GO has been making a great contribution to the development of electromobility for years. So far, they have installed chargers with power from 22 to 180 kW on the roads and highways of our country.


Fast chargers in retail chains

The technical team of the Charge&GO company is already completing the installation of fast chargers at the locations of the Stop Shop retail chain throughout Serbia. During the last year, drivers of electric cars could charge their four-wheelers at Stop Shops in Sremska Mitrovica, Lazarevac, Požarevac and Vršac. Now they also have power chargers available in the range of 50 to 120 kW at the locations of this retail chain in Borča, Niš, Leskovac, Zaječar, Sombor and Subotica. Chargers manufactured by Siemens are mostly installed in front of Stop Shop’s facilities, while the Tritium charger is installed in the parking lot of Stop Shop in Borča. The charger in Valjevo is expected to be put into operation soon, and intensive work is being done to ensure that the facilities in Čačak and Šabac get their first charger in the Charge&GO network very soon.

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After the commissioning of five chargers at OMV petrol stations, it was the turn of the sixth charger. A 130 kW charger manufactured by Kostad Siemens is available to all drivers of electric vehicles at the OMV station in Kruševac. This charger is manufactured in Austria and works at temperatures ranging from -30 to +50 °C. It supports the CCS standard for DC charging, and the output power, if both CCS connections are in use at the same time, is 2×65 kW.

Owners of electric vehicles have the opportunity to use other ultra-fast chargers located at OMV petrol 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 stations), at Gradina, the border crossing near Dimitrovgrad (90 kW), as well as in Bačka Topola where there is another Unity 180 kW, as well as in Lapovo and Martinci where 120 kW chargers are installed.

On the map of the Charge&GO network, there are fast and ultra-fast chargers at GAZPROM petrol stations, and at four toll points 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. Chargers in front of British Motors, AK Kompresor and Hit Auto offices in Serbia are integrated into the network.

What does Charge&GO enable?

The digital platform and application allow drivers of electric vehicles to easily locate the nearest chargers and top them up 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 a number of 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 through the 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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