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Croatia's HEP introduces fees for charging EVs at 31 stations on motorways

Author Annie Tsoneva
Croatia's HEP introduces fees for charging EVs at 31 stations on motorways ACEA / All rights reserved.

ZAGREB (Croatia), January 24 (SeeNews) - As of Monday, Croatian state-owned power utility Hrvatska Elektrorprivreda (HEP) is introducing fees for electric vehicles (EV) charging service at 31 publicly available stations located on five motorways in the country, ELEN, the company running HEP's network of charging stations said.

Charging at the remaining locations of the network is free of charge, ELEN said in a statement. ELEN is managing a network of 82 EV charging stations across Croatia, according to company data.

Prices during daytime vary from 2.70 ($0.41/0.36 euro) for charging from connectors at up to 22.1 kW of rated power for up to 180 minutes to 4.95 kuna charging from connectors at above 50 kW of rated power for up to 45 minutes. Slightly lower rates apply for charging during night-time.

HEP said in September 2020 that more than 400 electric cars can be charged simultaneously at its network of charging stations across the country, which corresponded to half of all registered electric cars in Croatia at the time.

HEP started installing EV charging stations under the ELEN brand at the beginning of 2015, as part of the eMobilnost project being implemented in line with the EU green energy strategy and co-financed by EU funds.

There were 3,054 passenger cars running on electric battery and 15,918 hybrid passenger cars in Croatia last year, according to data of the country's vehicle registration centre, CVH.

According to data released earlier this month by the European Automobile Manufacturers Association in its report Vehicles in Use, Europe, 2022, there were some 1.7 million registered passenger cars in Croatia in 2020, out of which 0.1% were battery-powered and 0.3% were hybrid cars.

(1 euro= 7.528 kuna)

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