Electrive writes that the newly formed eMotion will install charging points with powers ranging from 150 to 300kW in Austria, Romania, Slovakia and Hungary. eMotion will also have a smartphone application, OMV officials added, which should help drivers locate nearby charging stations faster, but also to process payments securely.

Company officials wrote in a statement that "under the eMotion brand, everything from the proprietary software to the app to the charging plugs comes from OMV."

Before founding eMotion, OMV was one of Smatrics' investors, an Austrian company focused on developing charging infrastructure for battery-powered vehicles.

With the first station implemented in Austria in the first month of 2023, OMV now looks forward to exploring hydrogen infrastructure for fuel cell-powered vehicles.