Slovenian Green Corridors
The Slovenian Green Corridors project enabled the development of electromobility in Slovenia, which took place within the framework of the European project Central European Green Corridors (CEGC). The main objective of this projec was to establish a dense network of fast charging stations for electric vehicles on the motorway cross of the Republic of Slovenia. The project had been approved and financed by the European Commission following a call for tenders in the field of Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T).
In cooperation with the Ministry of Infrastructure of the Republic of Slovenia and in accordance with the provisions of the Energy Act (EZ-1), SODO set up the basic public infrastructure for fast charging stations for electric vehicles on the motorway cross of the Republic of Slovenia. The project was initiated in 2014, following the Decision of the EU. Within the framework of the project, which had been co-financed by the European Commission, 26 fast charging stations are set up to enable users to charge their vehicles with 50 kW DC and also 43 kW AC. The project of setting up 26 fast charging stations on the motorway cross of the Republic of Slovenia was part of the Central European Green Corridors (CEGC). In total, 115 modern fast charging stations were set up on the corridors of Slovenia, Croatia, Austria, Slovakia and Germany, to ensure interoperability and allow the operation of a roaming system. Setting up 26 fast charging stations in the Republic of Slovenia was completed by the end of 2015.
Characteristics of charging at fast charging stations by SODO: Empty batteries of electric vehicles with a capacity from 18 to 24 kWh will charge to at least 80% capacity in a good half an hour. Electric vehicles can be charged according to all known standards for fast charging: DCA-CHAdeMO, DCC-CCS/Combo and AC. DC charging is only possible up to the greatest power of 50 kW, whilst AC up to the greatest power of 43 kW.
Partners of the Slovenian Green Corridors
The following companies were partners in the Slovenian Green Corridors project: Dars, Petrol and OMV to ensure conditions for choosing suitable locations for setting up fast charging stations for electric vehicles.