ABB has won a tender from ON Power, a part of Reykjavik Energy, for the delivery and installation of 15 Terra multi-standard DC chargers, which will be deployed along Iceland’s main highway by the end of 2017.
There are over 1,400 EVs on the road in Iceland, which has a state-financed incentive program for buyers. The tender for fast chargers is part of the country’s campaign to increase the availability of public charging stations.
“Iceland is a progressive country, which introduces new energy standards and makes use of the country’s sustainable energy resources to support its infrastructure,” says Frank Muehlon, Head of ABB’s Global Business for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure. “The advantages with this type of fast charger can be found in the multi-protocol design, which supports cloud-based technology. This gives ON Power access to real-time data for the remote control and proactive control of the operation and technical status of the charging stations. This gives a fully flexible overview of the entire charging network,” he says, adding that the system is fully functional down to temperatures of -35° C.