Estonia installs first of a major network of EV charging stations

Technology giant ABB, state-owned financial institution KredEx and the country’s Ministry of Economic Affairs will install 200 fast chargers by the fall of 2012.

 

The first of a nationwide network of public EV charging stations was installed in Estonia this week. Technology giant ABB, state-owned financial institution KredEx and the country’s Ministry of Economic Affairs announced the installation of an ABB Terra 51 DC fast charging station at the Innovation Center in Tallinn. It’s the first of 200 chargers that will be installed throughout the country by the fall of 2012.

ABB will provide network support services and the backbone IT architecture for the web-connected chargers, including remote assistance, management and servicing and smart software upgradeability. ABB will also create a regional training center to help local engineers install and service the chargers.

The Estonian government is encouraging the EV market in a big way. It has bought 507 Mitsubishi i-MiEVs for its own fleet, and offers healthy purchase incentives for consumers.

 

Source: Green Car Congress
Image: ABB