Do electric cars dream of Serbian roads?

Photo: Bojan Jordan

A few years ago, the authorities in the public company “Roads of Serbia” recognized the necessity of introducing electric vehicles in the transport system of Serbia.

At the end of 2018, a proposal came from the toll collection sector of this public company to the Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure to regulate and prescribe the procedure for installing electric chargers, which was not previously prescribed by the Law. not the Rules.

Our interlocutor Darko Savić, Assistant Executive Director of the Toll Collection Sector in the PE “Roads of Serbia”, says that his company already installed five chargers for electric cars in 2017.

These chargers are installed at strategic key points on highways, ie at the entrances to our country. You must have noticed them if you have traveled outside our country in the previous five years, because chargers for electric vehicles are located at toll stations “Presevo”, “Sid”, “Dimitrovgrad”, “Subotica”, as well as at the central location in our country, on the area of ​​the former toll station “Belgrade” near Bubanj Potok.

Five years ago, at the time of installation of these chargers, they were the most modern solution for charging vehicles of all world manufacturers. All have three connectors: two for fast DC charging and one for AC charging. This station enables fast powering of electric cars, including the next generation vehicles. Maximum output power is 50 kW for DC and 22 kW for AC charging. At the beginning of last year, the public company “Roads of Serbia” carried out the project of installing three ultra-fast electric chargers, with 175 kW of power. One of them is located at the toll station “Belgrade”, in the direction from Nis to Belgrade, while the remaining two are on the plateau of the former toll station “Nis” – one in the direction of Belgrade, and the other in the opposite direction, towards Nis.

Characteristics of ultrafast chargers at toll plazas

The 175 kW DC charger model, manufactured by the world-renowned company ABB, is a fast charger consisting of a vertical power supply cabinet of modular type and a charging part.

The maximum DC output power of the device is 175 kW. Flexible design allows multiple types of connectors such as CCS and CHAdeMO. The planned use of this charger is based on the principle of incidental charging, explains Darko Savić, which is suitable for toll stations, rest areas on highways or gas stations.

“These chargers are designed to work outdoors at temperatures from -30 to +50 ˚C with mechanical shock protection and the ability to connect to the network GSM / 2G / 3G modem / 4G, 10/100 Base-T Ethernet,” says our interlocutor and adds that the new electric chargers meet all the necessary standards and are suitable for the current and next generation of electric cars.

Photo: Bojan Jordan

Chargers have an interface that allows you to connect chargers to a system / platform to charge for the use of chargers. At the moment, three new ultra-fast chargers are connected to the Charge & GO platform, the first regional digital platform for charging electric vehicles. Through the application, this platform enables monitoring and management of the charger system, as well as charging for charging (when the legal requirements are met).

Darko Savić states that the Charge & GO platform provides visibility of chargers on world platforms, online insight of application users into charger occupancy, the possibility of charging for charging, as well as many other benefits (possibility of editing charging prices, etc.). “The plan is to place the existing five chargers on the same platform, which would give us a significant network of chargers on public roads, visible on the world’s leading applications such as Plug & Share, Virta, ChargePoint,” said our interlocutor.

Prepared by: Milica Radičević

You can read the full text in the Magazine of the Energy Portal ELECTROMOBILITY.


Source: Energetski portal Srbije by www.energetskiportal.rs.

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