Belorusneft eager to operate electric car charging stations in Belarus
GOMEL, 4 September (BelTA) - The industrial group Belorusneft is eager to
become the national company in charge of operating the network of electric
car charging stations in Belarus, the company?s representatives told
At present Belorusneft operates eight charging stations as part of its
refueling stations chain. Three charging stations were commissioned last
month ? two in Gomel Oblast and one in Grodno Oblast.
The two new fast charging stations in Gomel Oblast have the three most
popular connectors (plugs). These are Type 2 for AC charging with an
average speed (Mode 3), CCS and CHAdeMO for DC fast charging (Mode 4). The
new charging station in Grodno Oblast is located at refueling station
No.84 (291km along the M6 motorway, near the border checkpoint Bruzgi). It
is designed to offer express charging ? 15-30 minutes to raise the
battery?s charge up to 80%. Mode 4 and Mode 3 charging is available as
well as DC CHAdeMO and CCS plugs and AC Type 2 plugs.
Locations of the charging stations have been chosen bearing in mind
electric transport development prospects. There are plans to commission
another seven charging stations for electric cars by the end of the year.
According to Belorusneft Deputy Director General Andrei Kotik, the company
is ready to act as the national operator of electric car charging stations
and create the relevant infrastructure. With this in mind plans have been
made to set up 40 charging stations with 50km between them. These stations
will be able to cover all the main motorways of the country, making
travels by electric transport convenient.
The industrial group Belorusneft is Belarus? largest retailer of oil
products and operates the country?s largest automobile refueling stations
chain ? over 560 refueling stations. They account for over 70% of the
automobile fuel sold in the country.