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ABB to equip new high power EV charging stations in Scandinavia

ABB is boosting emission free transport in Scandinavia by equipping new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across Denmark, Norway and Sweden. First flagship station has now opened in Fredericia, Denmark.

The station is erected by the joint venture, Powered by E.ON Drive & Clever, and is part of its plan to roll out 48 high-power charging stations across the freeways of Denmark, Norway and Sweden to offer premium e-mobility experiences on-the-go.

The pilot station, which will be one of eight stations to launch in Denmark by the end of 2020, features ABB Ability enabled high-power chargers, which are capable of adding up to 200 km of range in just eight minutes.

Mathias Wiecher, Managing Director of Powered by E.ON Drive & Clever commented: “Our new charging sites throughout Scandinavia offer electric vehicle drivers a short and meaningful break on-the-go in an ensemble of organic innovative architecture and state-of-the art charging technology from ABB. The close cooperation between ABB and Powered by E.ON Drive & Clever is a major leap forward for Scandinavian and European EV drivers alike for years to come. It is a testimony of the e-mobility ecosystem at work with governments, competitors and industries working closely together to achieve a greater goal – accelerating sustainable electric mobility.”

The initiative supports the ambitious e-mobility objectives across Scandinavia. While Norway leads the shift to e-mobility globally with 57% of new cars sold in 2019 being electric vehicles, the Danish government has suggested a complete change to zero-emission cars by 2030, and in Sweden the government has set a goal of a 70% reduction of domestic greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector by 2030.

“ABB takes great pride in supplying high power chargers to this inspiring charging station concept driven by the joint venture Powered by E.ON and Clever,” said Frank Muehlon, Head of ABB’s global business for EV Charging Infrastructure.

“Our high-power charging technology with an easy and standardised grid connection makes long-distance driving in electric vehicles a reality for the EV drivers of today and tomorrow, and seeing this new technology in this appealing environment truly points towards a bright future for electric vehicle adoption across Scandinavia and beyond.”

Designed to meet the demands of an increasingly sustainable society, ABB’s Terra HP chargers have the capacity to meet the needs of current and next generation electric vehicles. The 375 A output single power cabinet can charge a 400 V car at full 150 kW continuously. The addition of Dynamic DC power sharing technology allows a two-power cabinet charging system to charge two EVs simultaneously, with up to 350 kW and 500 A, while dynamically optimising the available grid connection and the power delivery to the vehicles.

ABB’s charging solutions are part of ABB Ability, the company’s unified, cross-industry digital offering, delivering web-enabled connectivity that allows e-mobility charging network operators to perform several functions, including remote monitoring and configuring of charging points to resolve driver issues.

Fredericia is situated centrally in Denmark. The charging location was carefully selected to support both private electric vehicle owners as well as business fleet owners travelling across Denmark. While charging their vehicles, drivers can enjoy a coffee or relax in the centre of the charging station, which features benches within a green oasis of trees.

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