Romanian e-cars market is growing slowly, yet maturing fast
The electric car has already proven to be a solid and efficient technology, not only globally, but also in Romania, where more than 1000 electric cars, many of them part of commercial fleets, are already in use. Most users only charge the batteries of their electric cars at home; however, the public infrastructure of charging stations is necessary because it opens new possibilities for using the e-car and supports its spreading at the urban communities.
Currently, the 1.0 e-vehicle is a vehicle well suited for the cities, with a range of 150 to 300 kilometers, most often used to travel about 40 kilometers per day, said Alexandru Seremet, Communication Manager at BMW. “In a few years, electric cars with high autonomy (more than 400 kilometers) will become more numerous, especially SUV models where the mass and dimensions of the car ‚hides’ the mass and size of the batteries”, says Alexandru Seremet. These large-sized models will allow extra-urban travels using batteries with an over 100 kW power, compared to 15-45 kW, at present.