Azerbaijan, Baku, 27 March / Trend, E. Ismayilov /
SOCAR Energy Switzerland has installed a quick charging station for electric vehicles on road A-1 in the direction of Bern within the EVite project of the Swiss eMobility Association, according to the statement posted on the company's official website.
According to the report, charging takes about 20 minutes and is available to drivers of electric vehicles free of charge.
As one of the main partners of the EVite project, SOCAR will support the construction and operation of the stations for the fast charging of electric vehicles in Switzerland, the report said.
Earlier, SOCAR Energy Switzerland agreed to become one of the main partners of the EVite project. The project involves creating charging infrastructure for electric vehicles throughout Switzerland and accelerating the electric mobility market development in thecountry.
SOCAR signed an agreement with Exxon Mobil last year to acquire its Swiss branch called Esso Schweiz GmbH. The total cost of the assets acquired by SOCAR in Switzerland is $330 million.
With the acquisition of Esso Schweiz, SOCAR received the retail network, the company's division for marketing of fuel for industrial and wholesale customers (the division sells household fuel and bottled gas to independent distributors throughout Switzerland).
SOCAR has also taken over the Wangen-Olten gas station group and a number of others as well as joint ventures specializing in aircraft refueling at Geneva and Zurich airports and the Swiss Provision and Supply Company that controls joint ventures managing terminals and pipelines.