HT Enables Croatian Electric Car Drivers to Use Charging Stations in Slovenia
Hrvatski Telekom has made a new step forward in e-mobility. The operator has enabled owners of electric vehicles in Croatia, users of Hrvatski Telekom's charging service, to charge cars at almost 300 charging stations in Slovenia operated by the two largest Slovenian operators.
More than 200 charging stations are managed by Elektro Ljubljana and over 60 are operated by Porsche Slovenija. These charging stations are now available to Croatian drivers who can charge their electric cars using the HT Magenta prepaid card and the espoTs app, which they can download to their mobile phones.
This project significantly facilitates the EV charging service in Slovenia for Croatian drivers. They no longer have to worry about where and how to charge their vehicles. Likewise, Slovenian drivers of electric cars, who are users of these two Slovenian operators, have access to charging stations in Croatia operated by Hrvatski Telekom, and no longer need to search for a T-Center to buy an appropriate card, but can do so via cards and apps of their operators. This gives an additional push to the growth of tourism in Croatia.
With the largest number of installed charging stations, Hrvatski Telekom is the frontrunner in e-mobility in Croatia and the region and the technological partner in their implementation and management and in providing digital charging services. This project was realized through the so-called roaming agreements between HT, the two largest Slovenian operators and software connection of their platforms for charging station management and charging service.
This integration was implemented within the CEKOM Rijeka project (Competence Center for Smart Cities), which includes the SmartCity.SURINMO project (Smart URban traffic Infrastructure eNabling smart MObility), on which a team of e-mobility experts from HT is working. The purpose of this project is to develop a domain platform to enable connected, energy-efficient and shared urban mobility. Connecting software platforms between Hrvatski Telekom and the two largest Slovenian operators is the first delivered solution within this project.
The solution was successfully tested in the city of Rijeka, where the first charging session was realized. The project itself is applied at all charging stations throughout Croatia managed by HT, as well as at all charging stations in Slovenia operated by Elektro Ljubljana and Porsche Slovenia. The map of the availability of charging stations in Slovenia, which can now be used by all Croatian users of HT's e-mobility service, can be found on the portal hr.rechargespoTs.eu.