ABB to install 200 web-managed DC Fast Chargers in Estonia

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ABB to install 200 web-managed DC Fast Chargers in Estonia

By Greentech Lead Europe: ABB, the power and automation
technology group, announced that it will install 200 Terra 51 DC fast charging
station for electric vehicles in Estonia. The first charging station has
installed at the Innovation Center in Tallinn.

ABB has partnered with KredEx and the Ministry of
Economic Affairs of Estonia, to install DC fast charging
stations at multiple locations throughout the country comprising the
world’s first nationwide network of DC fast chargers.

The location of 168 confirmed and contracted locations of
DC fast chargers for highway and inner city use were also announced, including
27 fast charging points in Tallinn, 10 in Tartu, 4 in Parnu and 2 in Narva. The
project including the installation of the remaining 31 fast chargers is
scheduled to be completed by the fall of 2012.

To stimulate the adoption of EVs the Estonian government
has bought 507 Mitsubishi IMiEV electric vehicles for its own fleet and offers
substantial incentives on the purchase price of an EV for consumers.

“The advanced fast charging infrastructure is the
key component in the fully developed eco-system for electric vehicles. Together
with ABB, we are committed to providing the best combination of hardware,
software and services available to Estonian electric vehicle pioneers. This is
the mission of the nationwide rollout of fast chargers,” said Jarmo Tuisk,
head of the electro mobility program for Estonia.

ABB will also provide network operating support services
(NOC) and the backbone IT architecture which provides each web-connected
charger with a full range of connectivity features, including remote
assistance, management and servicing and smart software upgradeability.

ABB will also create a regional competence center to
transfer the knowledge and expertise necessary to install and service the
chargers between ABB and local engineers. ABB’s partner NOW! will provide
first-line customer support and payment solutions.

“Not only is this the world’s first nationwide
infrastructure, it is also the first to be professionally supported with
connectivity solutions such as remote assistance, remote management and an
advance suite of payment solutions,” said Hans Streng, senior vice
president and general manager of ABB’s Product Group EV Charging

ABB launches Terra 51 electric vehicle fast charger in US

Recently, ABB launched its Terra 51 direct current
(DC) charger in the US market. The Terra 51 will be manufactured in New Berlin,
Wisconsin and is available for delivery in the second half of this year.

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