Liberty Technology Park, the biggest private technology park in Romania, has inaugurated the first charging station for electric cars in Cluj-Napoca. The project, implemented in partnership with Siemens Romania, entailed the installation of the new Sentron 5TT3201-1KK25 charging unit. The charging unit can be used by park residents but also by other electric car owners, its presence being signalled in traffic.
“At Liberty Technology Park Cluj we are permanently preoccupied with innovative technologies, and electric cars are the path to a safer future for us all. Diminishing and gradually giving up the use of mineral fuel has to become a priority for contemporary society. Alternative solutions for fuelling transport means will significantly lower pollution,” Liberty Technology Park Cluj Chairman of the Board Ion Sturza stated.
The charging unit was provided by Siemens, being in fact a first for a local company, and can charge an electric car in approximately 2 hours.
“Electromobility is more than a modern society trend – it is one of the most important sustainable technologies of the present. Siemens delivers this kind of charging device in Romania for the first time, right in Cluj-Napoca, a city in which the company has been present since 1923,” Siemens Romania CEO George Costache stated.
A regular electric car has an operational range of 100 to 480 kilometres after charging, however technology is advancing rapidly in this domain too. The operational range of an electric car will reach 2,000 kilometres after a single charging.
Automobile Bavaria Group representatives were also present at the inauguration, the event featuring a test drive with the new BMW i3 model.
Liberty Technology Park Cluj is the biggest private technology park in Romania, being dedicated to IT&C and R&D companies. Siemens, Halcyon Mobile, Recall Information Services, Control Data Systems, KPMG, La Casa, Luminos Software, Makronetz, Ecuson Studio, Spherik Accelerator, Omifa, Tulemod, Liberty Fitness, Cremer and Regal Beloit have so far chosen to open headquarters there. Impact Hub, an organization that supports entrepreneurial development, innovation and technology, is the park’s newest tenant. Over EUR 12 M has so far been invested in the development of the technology park.