ABB is one of the world’s major players in the EVSE hardware realm. Since 2010, the Swiss-based multinational has sold more than 17,000 DC fast chargers across 80 countries. The company has the prestigious position of official charging supplier to the FIA Formula E World Championship, which is about to enter its fourth season.
The latest milestone: ABB recently installed its 1,000th fast charger in Norway, the world’s EV capital. Charging station number 1,000, located in the city of Bergen, is a Terra HP model, capable of delivering 200 km of range in as little as eight minutes.
Norway is well on its way to building a zero-emission transport system: EVs make up 10 per cent of the country’s three million cars, and 50% of new cars sold are now pure EVs. The country’s energy mix is around 98 per cent renewable, largely from hydro power. Many gas stations now offer EV charging, and according to ABB, at busy stations, every third car refueled is an EV.
ABB offers a full range of electrification solutions, not only for cars, but for electric and hybrid buses, ships and railways. The company has provided power to 150 of Norway’s electric buses, and is providing charging infrastructure and services to Norwegian groc ery wholesaler ASKO for its growing fleet of electric trucks. ABB e-mobility products for the maritime industry include shore-to-ship power solutions at cruise and ferry ports around the country.
“We are very proud of the role we play in supporting the energy revolution in Norway,” said Frank Muehlon, Head of ABB’s global business for e-mobility Infrastructure Solutions. “Norway has pioneered the early adoption of EVs and green public transport networks and we are confident that other European countries will see this as a positive blueprint for sustainable infrastructure.”