National Petroleum Company in Egypt has decided to install some chargers for EVs

Egypt finally received its first DC fast charger this September as ABB, the Arab Consulting Office and Revolta Egypt entered into a $500,000 deal to install a number of Terra 53 multi-standard chargers in the country.

Interestingly, the chargers are to be installed at NPCO (National Petroleum Company) gas stations throughout Egypt’s national road network, at car dealerships and in busy urban areas.

"During the first week of September, the first EV DC fast charger was installed at an NPCO gas station located at the beginning of Cairo-Sokhna road, with the remainder due for deployment and commissioning by the end of 2018.The Terra 53 multi-standard DC charging station is a configurable single, dual or triple outlet 50 kW fast charging station, operational through a range of temperatures from - 35 to + 55 degrees Celsius. The charging stations are ideally suited to highway rest stops since they have the capacity to recharge a vehicle within 15 to 40 minutes depending on the battery capacity."

Since 2010, ABB installed across 68 countries around the world some 8,000 DC fast chargers.

Naji Jreijiri, Managing Director ABB in Egypt, North & Central Africa said:

"Working towards sustainable development, Egypt aims to increase the use of renewable energy by 22 percent in 2020, and we are proud to be part of this endeavor providing outstanding sustainable mobility solutions in Egypt,”

"ABB is the first company to offer EV DC fast chargers in Egypt and we hope this will be the first step towards the wider use of electric vehicles and reductions in local emissions to help improve community life in the near future,”