CLEVER, the leading electric mobility operator in Denmark and ABB, the power and automation technology group, announced that CLEVER will expand its fast charging network in Denmark and neighboring countries with 100 ABB multi-standard Terra 53 DC fast charging stations.
The chargers will be installed in Denmark and in neighboring countries through partners, including a first collaboration with Öresundskraft in Sweden. The network will continue expanding into other countries with support of the European TEN-T funding program, an EU transportation infrastructure policy implemented in January 2014 to ensure reliable, sustainable passenger and freight transportation within the EU member states.
The expansion of CLEVER’s network follows its 2012 ABB collaboration to roll out a country-wide network of fast chargers in Denmark. In 2013 CLEVER added an additional 50 ABB DC fast chargers, bringing its total network to 100 locations, including both AC and DC chargers that support all modern electric vehicles (EV) on the Danish market.
Over the last year ABB and CLEVER worked closely together to create an optimal fast charging experience in Denmark with convenient payment systems and the highest uptime and reliability in the industry. ABB’s Terra 53 offers unique connectivity that allows the charging stations to be remotely monitored; an ABB Charger Care service program then provides rapid response to any service or maintenance needs.
ABB’s connected platform also provides a reliable back-bone for CLEVER’s well-developed payment solutions and administrative systems, and allows the charging stations to seamlessly connect to smart electricity distribution systems or grids.
Lars Bording, CLEVER CEO, said “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.”
“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,” said Otto Preiss, head of ABB’s Power Conversion business.