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Project Description

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 project is to establish a dense network of fast charging stations for electric vehicles on the motorway cross of the Republic of Slovenia. 

In cooperation with SODO, sistemski operater distribucijskega omrežja z električno energijo, d.o.o., the Ministry of Infrastructure of the Republic of Slovenia implemented the project for setting up fast charging stations for electric vehicles on the motorway cross of the Republic of Slovenia. In accordance with the Energy Act, SODO is responsible for developing the basic public infrastructure for fast charging stations for electric vehicles on the motorway cross of the Republic of Slovenia. The preliminary assessment of the project value was EUR 2 million for setting up 26 fast charging stations for electric vehicles, and have been set up by the end of 2015. 

The CEGC Project Partners

The CEGC project  was an important step towards coordination and synchronisation of different European projects in the field of electromobility. Thus, the use of a network of fast charging stations for electric vehicles across Europe is no longer just a vision – it has become a reality. Studies have emphasised the increased integration of the energy system and drivers' needs, as well as the need for integration with information systems of vehicle producers, which will contribute to further improvement in accepting electromobility.

The CEGC was a joint project for establishing cross-border infrastructure for fast charging stations for electric vehicles, which connect Slovenia, Croatia, Austria, Slovakia and Germany. The CEGC Consortium was established following the TEN-T call for tenders in 2013. The project was funded by the European Union in the field of Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T). The partners in charge of the realisation of this project in 2015 included: VERBUND AG (as project coordinator), Bayern Innovativ, BMW, the City of Zagreb, the Government of the Republic of Slovenia and SODO d.o.o., GreenWay, Nissan, OMV, Schrack Technik, SMATRICS, Renault-Nissan, Volkswagen and ZSE.

For more information on the project, please visit www.cegc-project.eu

In the European format, SODO participated in the CEGC project: Europe's Electric Mobility Projects - TEN T Days Riga 2015 (video)

E-mobility sets another milestone

Fast charging network for electric cars in Central Europe

Vienna, January 2015. Electric mobility takes a giant leap ahead. In terms of the goals set for the project “Central European Green Corridors (CEGC)“, a dense network of rapid charging stations will be established in Austria, Slovakia and Slovenia with connections to Bavaria and Zagreb until the end of 2015. 

More than 10 strong partners, among them leading car manufacturers (BMW, Nissan, Renault and VW), OMV location partners, the Slovak energy supply company ZSE and the Slovenian Government will fast track the tightening of the fast charging station network in order to make daily use of electric cars more comfortable. With the assistance of the six respective Ministries in Austria, France, Germany, Slovenia, Slovakia and Croatia, the CEGC project was awarded for funding by the European Commission, in line with the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) programme call.

The partners will set up 115 high power recharging points, using the multi-standard technology at each charging location with AC/Type 2, DC/Combo 2 as well as DC/CHAdeMO interfaces, thus being compatible with most electric vehicles on the market. All recharging points will form one interoperable network. Once deployed, the regional fast charging network in Austria, Slovakia and Slovenia as well as additional charging locations in Croatia and Germany will enable drivers and owners of electric cars to seamlessly travel beyond borders.

The CEGC project is an important step taken towards coordinating and synchronizing different European projects. E-mobility thus brings Europe even closer together. Using an e-mobility charging network across Europe is no longer just a vision – it has become reality. Studies highlighting the increased integration with the energy system and drivers’ needs as well as the integration with car manufacturers’ IT systems will further enhance the acceptance of electric mobility.

Strong stimuli and partners for a transnational fast charging network

“Electric power is the fuel of the future. We spare no effort in accelerating the ecology of the transport sector. That is why we have been pushing forward electric mobility in national and international projects for quite some time now. To this end, we are actively engaged in promising energy efficient and clean mobility solutions. E-mobility needs strong stimuli and partners. We are therefore very proud that this new cooperation makes fast charging possible across all sectors and borders”, emphasises Wolfgang Anzengruber, Chairman of VERBUND’s Management Board, Austria’s largest energy company and coordinator of the CEGC project.

The Central European Green Corridors Consortium

CEGC was submitted under the TEN-T call for proposals 2013 and will be implemented with support from the EU financial aid in the field of the Trans-European Transport Network. The following partners pooled their strengths to implement the project in 2015: VERBUND AG (coordinator), Bayern Innovativ, BMW, City of Zagreb, Government of Slovenia, GreenWay, Nissan, OMV, Schrack, Smatrics, Renault, Volkswagen, ZSE.

More information on the project: www.cegc-project.eu