Swedish utility selects ABB to accelerate electrification programme


Swedish energy company Vattenfall has selected ABB for the installation and connection of electric vehicle (EV) chargers to the power grid.

ABB is providing the utility with a complete solution that includes both the fast-charging station and all the necessary grid connection hardware. The solution comprises a robust outdoor cabinet, busbars, fuse gear and switches.

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The DC 50kW Terra fast-charging station provides a fast charge on the go for the most common battery sizes within 30 to 45 minutes.

The technology ensures the stations provide the reliability drivers needed and the durability demanded by Sweden’s harsh winter conditions.

The deal is part of efforts by the Swedish utility to decarbonise and electrify the transportation system. The installation of the EV chargers is expected to accelerate the adoption of EVs.

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Frank Muehlon, Head of ABB’s global business for E-Mobility Infrastructure Solutions said: “For e-mobility to flourish, drivers need fast-charging stations with a reliable power supply connection.”

Björn Öster, Public Charging Manager at Vattenfall e-mobility Nordic, said: “Vattenfall and ABB have a long history of collaboration. Together we have a proven track record for a turn-key solution in bringing fast chargers to the public EV market – ABB delivers our hardware and grid connection equipment and we install and connect it to the public network InCharge making it possible for the EV driver to find and use it in a smooth way”.