ABB is helping Vattenfall, a Swedish energy utility company, set up a charging network for electric vehicles in Sweden with a complete solution that includes both the fast charging station and all the necessary network connection hardware.
ABB’s technology has been averaging around 40 public sites throughout Sweden for Vattenfall. In Sweden, Vattenfall uses the ABB Terra fast-charging station with a DC charging capacity of 50 kW. The charging stations are to be manufactured at the Swedish production site in Alingsås. The specific adaptations only amount to the customer-specific housing colour and the invoice counter.
“For e-mobility to flourish, drivers need fast-charging stations with a reliable power supply,” says Frank Muehlon, head of ABB’s global E-Mobility Infrastructure Solutions business. Björn Öster, Public Charges Manager at Vattenfall e-mobility Nordic, adds: “Vattenfall and ABB have a long tradition of cooperation. Together, we have a proven track record in providing publicly accessible rapid chargers.”
According to ABB, the Swiss-Swedish group has sold more than 13,000 DC fast chargers to date. The majority of these are DC 50 kW Terra chargers. ABB reports 2,000 units sold for HPC chargers with outputs between 150 and 450 kW for electric cars and buses.