Global electronics giant ABB has received an order from energy supplier EnBW for 117 rapid charging columns to be deployed at Tank & Rast service stations on German highways. EnBW ordered 68 stations from ABB last year.
The fast charging stations, which are now being installed, have a charging capacity of 50 kW and feature a compact design optimized for highway rest stops, service stations, car dealerships and other business locations. An Internet solution based on Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform enables cashless payments, and ABB Connected Services offers round-the-clock monitoring of each individual station.
“This latest major order demonstrates that ABB is the preferred partner in the charging infrastructure sector in Germany,” says ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer. “The need to rapidly expand the charging infrastructure network has once again been shown during this year’s International Motor Show in Frankfurt, where nearly all automotive companies have announced a massive expansion of their electric vehicle ranges.”