The fuel mix at the filling station 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, especially in short-distance passenger transport.
SMATRICS, the full range provider for all services related to electro mobility
This is why OMV is also supporting these sustainable road options and has joined SMATRICS with an interest of 40%. The remaining shares in SMATRICS are held by VERBUND (40%) and SIEMENS (20%).
SMATRICS is the complete provider for all services related to electro mobility and is the first to offer a complete, high-performance charging network throughout the whole of Austria with more than 435 charging stations (as per January 2019). 155 of these are located at 44 OMV stations in Austria; an additional 6 are located in Bavaria.
Around 210 charging stations are high-speed charging points with a capacity of 43 and 50 kilowatt (kW) respectively. They are located about every 60 km along motorways throughout Austria and, like all SMATRICS chargers, are 100% supplied by green electricity through VERBUND. Since early 2018, SMATRICS also operates two charging stations at OMV Head Office. They offer a maximum charging capacity of up to 22 kW each, which can charge a VW e-Golf over the course of a meeting in the building (i.e. 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, as a first step through the implementation of a charging infrastructure in Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovenia. IONITY is a joint venture of BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group through 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 charging 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.