PJSC Rosseti and PJSC OC Rosneft have signed an agreement on cooperation in the development of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles at XXIV St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. The document was signed by Konstantin Mikhailik, Deputy Director General for Digital Transformation of PJSC Rosseti, and Avril Conroy, Vice President for Retail Business and Internal Market Development of PJSC Rosneft.
The parties will consider the possibility of building fast-charging stations for electric vehicles at Rosneft gas stations in the regions of Russia.
Rosseti is already operating 263 charging stations, and the company expects to increase their number to more than 1 thousand units by 2025. 30 major cities and highways in Russia will be covered – it will be possible to drive an electric car from Murmansk to Sochi, and from Krasnoyarsk to Kaliningrad. Rosseti is also planning to develop cooperation with Russian regions in the sphere of creating charging infrastructure for public transport.
At the moment, the retail network of Rosneft is operating 14 charging stations in Moscow, Tver and Leningrad regions, in Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, and in the Krasnodar Territory.
The development of charging infrastructure at gas stations will allow the drivers of electric vehicles to move freely along the usual routes, using the developed network of Rosneft's gas stations. Round-the-clock operation and the accompanying services at gas stations will allow every auto enthusiast to comfortably spend time at the gas stations while their electric car is being charged - to drink freshly brewed coffee and have a snack in a cafe, to buy goods in a store or use other amenities at the gas station.
By ensuring high quality standards for petroleum products and non-fuel services, Rosneft gas station network is developing additional services for the convenience of its customers. The company will continue to further develop the charging infrastructure at its gas stations in accordance with the demand forecasts and the development of the electric vehicle market.