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Estonia orders 200 CHAdeMO DC rapid chargers

Discussion in 'Europe' started by Bearman, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. Bearman

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    Estonia orders 200 DC chargers to create the world’s first nationwide fast-charging network for electric vehicles.
    ABB wins tender for Europe's largest electric vehicle fast-charging network
     
  2. dpeilow

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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.


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  3. AndrewBissell

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

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    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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    #6 Robert.Boston, Jan 9, 2012
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    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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    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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    LOL. Estonia beats US ;)
     
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    thought this site may be of interest... CHAdeMO - CHAdeMO Chargers

    if anyone finds out the prices for these can you let me know...
     
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    #13 Kane, Nov 10, 2012
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    Not only Estonia. Norway have over 50 CHAdeMO chargers. Linschoten city (Holland) won 30 Nissan chargers.

    Some video about Estonia's ELMO project:

    The question is how many EVs they selling. In whole 2011 only 52 i-MiEV, 2 C-Zero & 2 iOn.
     
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    200 CHAdeMO chargers when the Combo plug was recently chosen as the standard for the EU? Isn't that strange?
     
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    Fancy movie, but I wonder why they need so many chargers for a country that's roughly 250x250km (150x150miles)?
    Plus most cars will charge overnight at home anyway, makes me wonder why they want to create such a big/expensive network of DC chargers...
     
  17. Bearman

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    Well Estonia is a poorer country, GDP - per capita (PPP): $21,200 (2012 est.) than say Sweden GDP - per capita (PPP): $41,700 (2012 est.), so they are more likely going to drive electric cars with smaller batteries because they are cheaper. Smaller cars need to charge more often outside of the home the charging points are no further than 60km (37 miles) apart.

    The 165 chargers were produced and installed by engineering group ABB, and construction was financed from the government's sale of 10 million surplus CO2 emission permits to Japan's Mitsubishi Corporation according to Reuters.
     

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