ABB to install fast chargers in Netherlands

ABB has been selected by Fastned to supply chargers to more than 200 electric vehicle fast-charging stations in the Netherlands.

Each of the Fastned stations along Dutch highways will be equipped with several multi-standard fast chargers, such as the 50 kilowatt (kW) Terra 52 and Terra 53 models, capable of charging electric vehicles in 15-30 minutes.

The first ABB Terra fast chargers are due to be delivered in September 2013. Construction of the Fastned stations, which will have solar canopies, is expected to be completed by 2015.

Fast-chargers will be located a maximum of 50 kilometers apart along all highways.