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ABB to supply high power charging for new era of e-mobility in Scandinavia

ABB is to equip new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across Denmark, Norway and Swede, starting with a first station now open in Fredericia, Denmark.

The station, a joint venture with E.ON Drive & Clever, and is part of ABB’s plan to roll out 48 high-power charging stations across the motorways of Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

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.

The initiative supports the ambitious e-mobility objectives across Scandinavia. Norway leads the shift to e-mobility globally with 57 percent 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 percent reduction of domestic greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector by 2030.

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 has been at the forefront of EV technology for over 10 years, launching its first DC charger in 2010, its first national DC charging network in 2012 and the first electric bus charger in Europe in 2016.

ABB has currently sold 10,500 DC high-speed chargers across 73 countries worldwide.