Danish e-mobility network charges ahead

Tuesday, 04 June, 2019


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Emissions-free transport in Scandinavia has received a boost following the opening of a flagship ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) charging station in Fredericia, Denmark. Equipped with high-power charging technology supplied by ABB, the new station installed by Powered by E.ON Drive & Clever is part of a plan to roll out 48 ultra-fast charging stations across the freeways of Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

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

Mathias Wiecher, Managing Director of Powered by E.ON Drive & Clever, said, “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 other e-mobility objectives across Scandinavia. Norway leads the shift to e-mobility globally with 57% of new cars in 2019 being EVs. 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 in 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,” he continued.

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 EVs. The 375 A output single-power cabinet can charge a 400 V car at 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 optimising the available grid connection and 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 was carefully selected as a charging location due to its central position, to support private EV owners and business fleet owners travelling across Denmark. While charging their vehicles, drivers can enjoy a coffee from a nearby barista or relax in the centre of the station, which features benches within a green oasis of trees.

Image credit: ©ABB

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