ABB set to create electric vehicle charging network

ABB has won a tender offer to build a network of 200 electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging stations throughout Estonia.

The order from the Estonian government is Europe’s largest EV charging infrastructure contract to date and creates the world’s first fast-charging infrastructure with full nationwide coverage.

ABB will start deliveries in the second quarter of 2012 and plans to have all the Terra systems direct current chargers running by the end of this year.

As part of the five-year contract, ABB will also deliver network operating support services for the chargers in the field and the backbone IT architecture.

ABB won the order together with its partners G4S and NOW! Innovations, which provide first-line customer support and payment solutions respectively.