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    Estonia orders 200 CHAdeMO DC rapid chargers

    Estonia orders 200 DC chargers to create the world’s first nationwide fast-charging network for electric vehicles.
    The Estonian government aims to provide fast charging in all urbanized areas with more than 5,000 inhabitants. On main roads they aim to install a fast charger every 50 kilometres, creating the highest concentration of DC chargers in Europe, by far. The investments in electric mobility are financed by the Green Investment Scheme funded by the export credit agency KredEx as part of the national government’s plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Earlier in the year, the Estonian government started providing 507 Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric cars to social workers around the country. In September, ABB already won the order to install AC chargers at municipality offices. In addition, Estonia offers subsidies of up to 50 percent for private EV purchases.
    ABB wins tender for Europe's largest electric vehicle fast-charging network

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    This one's been brewing for a while but I'm amazed by the size of the order. To be done by Q4 this year.






    Hardware

    200 DC Fast chargers – 50 kW CHAdeMO
    507 AC home chargers – 3 kW


    Payment systems

    Membership model, RFiD
    SMS payments
    Smartphone payments
    Automated acces via phone
    E-wallet payments

    “The Estonian government would like to ensure that driving an EV in Estonia is as comfortable and safe as driving any other car,” said Jarmo Tuisk, director of the Innovation and Technology Division at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications. “The country-wide innovative fast charging network with high quality services from ABB and its partners is essential in accomplishing that task.”

    Big thumbs up to Jarmo.


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    I'm blown away. This is what we need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewBissell View Post
    I'm blown away. This is what we need.
    Indeed! But we'll also need a CHAdeMO adapter for the S

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    By the way - the total cost of this is €7.6m, or roughly one fifth of the total spent on the UK's "Plugged-in-Places".

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpeilow View Post
    By the way - the total cost of this is €7.6m, or roughly one fifth of the total spent on the UK's "Plugged-in-Places".
    But Estonia is 18.5% the landmass of the UK (17,463 vs. 94,058 sq. mi.); its primary roads are only 8% as long (2,501 v 31,260 miles). So, comparable spend by area, much higher proportional spend by roads; though this program seems to have a cohesiveness that only a one-and-done program can manage.
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    If we got 200 rapid chargers on the UK roads it would be a massive improvement REGARDLESS OF LANDMASS. Right now we have about 8 in public places (all in the North East) and 65 are being proposed from Nissan.

    £30m of public money was spent on giving us 8 DC chargers and a few hundred 13A slow ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpeilow View Post
    £30m of public money was spent on giving us 8 DC chargers and a few hundred 13A slow ones.
    Sounds like there are some very rich electrical contractors following that program...

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    And consultants...

    By the way, Nissan proposes 65 chargers gives UK national coverage. I calculated 56 is enough. So 200 would give more than adequate fill in coverage here too.

    Kinda gives the lie to those who say it has to be super-expensive to do this stuff. €7.6m, or about the cost of 200 cars.

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    Or the about the cost of 12 petrol stations.

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