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First Solar-Powered Electric Vehicle Charging Station in Croatia Opens

First solar-powered electric-vehicle charging station opens in Croatia (photo credit: croenergo.eu (T.M.) / FOSCROT / Tomislav Marjanović)

First solar-powered electric-vehicle charging station opens in Croatia (photo credit: croenergo.eu (T.M.) / FOSCROT / Tomislav Marjanović)

Croatian state-owned energy utility HEP has on Friday opened the first solar-powered electric-vehicle charging station in the country in the capital Zagreb, croenergo reports…

The ultra fast ELEN LEAF station, which is located on Zagreb’s Stjepan Radić square, has two shelters with solar panels and a charging power of 50 KW and 43 KW DC AC, along with the ability to simultaneously charge two vehicles.

Impressive ELEN LEAF station in Zagreb (photo credit: croenergo.eu (T.M.) / FOSCROT / Tomislav Marjanović

Impressive ELEN LEAF station in Zagreb (photo credit: croenergo.eu (T.M.) / FOSCROT / Tomislav Marjanović)

Although there are an increasing number of electric-vehicle charging stations in the country, the ELEN LEAF station in Zagreb is the first which is powered by solar energy. The ELEN LEAF stations will annually produce 3,000 kWh of electricity from renewable sources.

HEP hopes by opening this station that cooperation with towns and interested partners will expand the network of public charging stations around Croatia. They also hope that it will motivate growth in the number of electric vehicles used on the roads and improve life in the urban environment by reducing emissions of pollutants and noise.

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