CLEVER To Add 100 ABB Multi-Standard Fast Chargers In Denmark & Sweden
CLEVER, the largest charging operator in Denmark has announced it will add a further 100 multi-standard chargers in its home market and parts of greater Scandinavia.
Some of these units will be part of a plan to install more than 500 fast charging stations by the end of 2015 in Denmark alone – and for once this is not a fanciful dream of a start-up provider with no track record. Through mid-November CLEVER already has 322 units online.
The multi-standard units will be supplied by ABB, with the majority of units to Denmark and Sweden (of which includes a first collaboration with Öresundskraft).
Editor’s Note: A good bulk of the expansion in the EU now is supported/co-financed by the European TEN-T funding program, which is a new infrastructure policy implement this year.
The 100 new chargers will all be Terra 53 DC fast charging stations.
“For EV consumers and network operators it is critical to have confidence that EV charging is as available, reliable, and convenient as traditional mobility. That makes it critical for rapidly emerging markets to have partners who not only offer hardware but also the experience and proven solutions for commerce, administration and related services, and who understand how to connect all this to the grid.” – Lars Bording, CLEVER CEO
Otto Preiss, head of ABB’s Power Conversion business, also released a statement on the charger buy
“Our cooperation with CLEVER demonstrates that the industry is moving to the next level of rapid expansion based on innovative business partnerships. ABB is delighted to work with a market-leader such as CLEVER to continue opening new frontiers and setting industry benchmarks.”