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Electro mobility – Alternative technology on the rise

Start: since 2017

Countries: Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Germany


OMV Focus Area: Innovative Energy

Supported UN Sustainable Development Goals: 7 – Affordable and clean energy, 9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 12 – Responsible consumption and production


The fuel mix at filling stations of the future will be far more diverse. Even though fossil fuels will continue to play a major role, electro mobility in the form of electricity and hydrogen are already present and will continue to gain popularity. 

SMATRICS, the full range provider for all services related to electro mobility

This is why OMV is also supporting these sustainable mobility options and has joined SMATRICS with an interest of 40%. The remaining shares in SMATRICS are held by VERBUND with 40% and SIEMENS with 20%. SMATRICS is the full range provider for all services related to electro mobility and is the first provider to operate a nationwide, high-performance charging network with more than 435 charging stations (status: February 2018). Of these, around 210 are high-speed charging points with a charging capacity of 43 and 50 kilowatt (kW) respectively, which are located about every 60 km along motorways throughout Austria, and like all SMATRICS chargers are100% supplied by green electricity of VERBUND. Since the beginning of 2018, two SMATRICS charging stations are also operated at OMV Head Office. The charging stations offer a maximum charging capacity of up to 22 kW each, which can charge a VW e-Golf, for example, during the duration of a meeting in the building (in about 1.5 hours).

Reliable and powerful charging stations along the main European transport routes, with IONITY and OMV as network partners

OMV is the strategic filling station network partner of IONITY, in the first step with the implementation of charging infrastructure in Austria, Czechia, Hungary and Slovenia. IONITY is a joint venture of the BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and the Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche. Its aim is to establish the most powerful high-speed charging network for electric vehicles in Europe. There are plans to implement around 400 high-power-charging stations with a capacity of up to 350 kW per charger in 18 European countries by 2020. This capacity enables a charge level of 80% in less than 15 minutes or 100 km range in 4 minutes.

OMV with its attractive locations is the preferred partner of IONITY along the major routes in Central and Eastern Europe. This is an important step in facilitating electro mobility for long-distance travel and enhancing its presence on the market.

OMV and EnBW expand infrastructure for electro mobility in Southern Germany

OMV and EnBW in Karlsruhe have a common goal: to expand the high-power-charging infrastructure for electro mobility. As part of a strategic cooperation, OMV and EnBW have agreed to equip 100 OMV filling stations in southern Germany with high-speed electric charging stations with a charging capacity of up to 300 kW by the end of 2019. The cooperation is a major step towards the expansion of the high-speed charging infrastructure in Germany, especially in urban areas.