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The world’s largest network of electric vehicle fast-charging stations in Netherlands, is planned by ABB that specialized in electric power solutions.

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ABB together with Fastned, will install more than 200 stations, during the next 3 years, in Dutch freeways.

Stations will be equipped with multi-standard fast chargers, capable of charging electric vehicles in 15-30 minutes.

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Ulrich Spiesshofer, Executive Committee Member responsible for Discrete Automation and Motion, said:

“Fastned chose ABB for its proven expertise in deploying and managing nationwide EV charging networks. ABB provides the chargers and industry-leading software solutions for remote servicing as well as connectivity to subscriber management and payment systems.”

Bart Lubbers, one of Fastned’s founders, said:

“This countrywide network of locations will lay the basis for the commercially viable development of e-mobility. I foresee a race towards faster charging and larger batteries throughout the car industry.”

According to ABB:

The plan to deploy EV fast-charging stations along Dutch highways started in 2011 when Fastned asked the Ministry of Infrastructure for permission to implement an EV-charging network. In December 2011, the government announced a public-tender process to facilitate the deployment of charging facilities at the 245 service stations along the Dutch highways. Fastned gained concessions for 201 locations.

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source ABB