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Date: May 14, 2024
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4 companies were selected to install 911 HPC points in Europe as part of the CROSS-E project

Allego, Emobility Solutions, GreenWay, and Petrol Group will install 838 charging points for light vehicles and 73 for heavy vehicles as part of the CROSS-E project. In which countries will they be located?
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Allego, Emobility Solutions, GreenWay, and Petrol Group have been selected to facilitate the deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure along key corridors of the TEN-T, as part of the CROSS-E cross-border electric charging project.

The four companies selected to carry out the initiative will install 911 high-powered charging points at 239 locations.

Collectively, they will install 838 recharging points for LDVs (150 – 350 kilowatts) and 73 recharging points for HDVs (350 kilowatts).

The project has been selected to implement 130 million euros investments with a total grant of 34.45 million euros from the European Union (EU) and is scheduled to be finalized by October 2026.

Richard Ferrer, Head of Sector at CINEA (European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency), states: “With this large-scale ambitious project, the European Union is supporting an important new phase to decarbonise mobility in Europe, in particular through the deployment of an electric recharging infrastructure for heavy-duty vehicles, right at the moment the first electric trucks are delivered on the market.”

The primary goals of CROSS-E include:

  • Strengthening cross-border connectivity between Cohesion countries and Western Europe.
  • Establishing initial corridors for electric trucks along key logistics routes.
  • Reducing wait times at locations projected to experience high seasonal utilization.

The project comprises two intertwined initiatives: CROSS-E General and Cross-E Cohesion.

These initiatives will receive co-funding from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), the EU funding programme supporting European transport infrastructure.

It is, therefore, the aim to complement the existing infrastructure with enhanced cross-border connections between neighbouring countries.

The four entities chosen for CROSS-E will operate across eight EU Member States: Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Belgium, Italy, and the Netherlands.

CROSS-E installations will adhere strictly to the European Commission’s Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulation (AFIR), guaranteeing open access to the recharging infrastructure.

All locations will be accessible to the public 24/7 and will support roaming and open-access payment methods including NFC, credit cards, and app-based payments.

Janos Ungar, Chief Executive Officer of Emobility Solutions, says: “Emobility Solutions has a decade of experience in European electric mobility infrastructure development, and it is an honour being able to represent Hungary in this cooperation, as we know that still a lot of work must be done to increase the number of high-power chargers along the highways, while maximising the utilization of the renewable energy.”

Peter Badík, Chief Executive Officer of GreenWay, states: “We are very pleased to be a member of the CROSS-E consortium and continue to deploy high powered charging infrastructure and high-quality recharging services for Europe’s EV drivers, across Poland, Slovakia and especially in our newest market, Croatia.”

“This infrastructure, and these services, are particularly needed in Croatia and under this project GreenWay will be deploying at least 16 ultra-fast charging hubs equipped with at least 64 ultra-fast chargers, all fully integrated into the GW public recharging network and designed to support smooth, reliable, well supported travel for EV drivers,” he adds.

Marko Ninčević, Member of the Management Board of Petrol responsible for Mobility, indicates: “We are proud to have become a significant partner in the European project CROSS-E, within which we will, among other things, install the first high power charging stations for EV and trucks in Slovenia and Croatia.”

Mathieu Bonnet, Chief Executive Officer of Allego, says: “Charging infrastructure is pivotal in enabling a seamless transition to a fully electric fleet. By collaborating with Emobility Solutions, GreenWay, and Petrol who share our vision of a future characterized by emission-free mobility, we are poised to bring this shared vision to fruition.”

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