Danish Firm Expands National EV Charging Network
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced today that it has been selected by the leading Danish electric-mobility operator CLEVER to supply 50 CCS (Combo) compatible DC fast chargers for CLEVER’s country-wide network. This order follows an earlier rollout of 50 ABB DC fast chargers at the beginning of 2013 and brings CLEVER’s total nationwide network of DC fast chargers to 100 locations. CLEVER’s network comprises both AC and DC chargers, supporting all EVs on the Danish market. CLEVER is jointly owned by five large Danish utilities which accounts for its long term strategy for building up the EV-market.
CLEVER chose ABB’s Terra 53 product, equipped with a CCS connector, for all sites in order to support new electric cars equipped with the CCS fast-charging system, such as the VW e-UP! and BMW i3. The first CLEVER DC fast charger at a Shell petrol station in Denmark was inaugurated earlier this month by the Danish Minister of Transport, Pia Olsen Dyhr, marking the installation of the first commercial CCS fast charger in Denmark.
“We are very pleased that CLEVER chose ABB as a supplier for its network expansion following the excellent performance in the earlier roll out of 50 stations in 2013,” said Pekka Tiitinen, head of ABB’s Discrete Automation and Motion division. “A nationwide fast-charging network at petrol stations is key to encourage car drivers to switch to electric vehicles.”
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