Dutch company is going to provide more than a 100 electric chargers to the south Asian country.

We rarely any news about Sri Lanka in terms of being particularly devoted to renewable sources of energy. However, things are changing quite fast down there, as government has made a target of producing (at least) 20 percent of energy from renewable sources by the year 2020. This also means focusing on promoting the use of electric cars.

However, in order to do so, appropriate infrastructure has to be established. To choose the provider of the equipment, Ceylon Electricity Board organized public tender on which Dutch company ABB was the winner. The plan is to establish a network of over 100 charging station by the year 2020. To begin with, ABB is already preparing to install first 50 kW ABB Terra 53 CJ chargers with CHAdeMO and Combo plugs. Apart from serving as chargers, they are also going to help with trouble shooting.

"The ABB team has extensive experience, working with all types of projects, from small en-route installations to innovative city-wide fast charging systems. It's this depth of knowledge and the ability to work closely with our customers that has enabled us to develop a range of future proof and connected solutions for environmentally friendly transport systems," commented Frank Mühlon, Head of ABB's Global Business for Electric Vehicle Charging.

July 1, 2018 Driving photo: ABB

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