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ABB, E.ON sign agreement on e-charging stations

E.ON Hungary has commissioned ABB to provide fast chargers for electric vehicles at E.ON’s Hungarian charging stations for the next three years, according to a press statement sent to the Budapest Business Journal yesterday.

Under the agreement, signed by ABB and Germany-based E.ON Energie AG’s Hungarian subsidiary E.ON Hungária, ABB will provide services supporting network operation, as well as install standard Terra 53 type charging stations compatible with the majority of electric vehicles roaming Hungarian streets.

Globally, ABB has established almost 3,000 chargers, becoming a global leader. The companyʼs first fast charger was installed in Hungary in April 2012, at a MOL fuel station in Budapest. Since then, ABB has been adding chargers to the infrastructure at key points of the Hungarian capital, for example in Várkert Bazár and at Ferenc Liszt International Airport, as well as outside the capital, at places such as Tatabánya and Bükkaranyos.

Some of ABB’s charging stations are connected to the internet and offer cloud-based services, in order to make the charging more efficient, according to the press statement.

ABB is present in more than 100 countries, employing a total of 135,000 staff globally. Its Hungarian subsidiary, ABB Kft., has been present in the country since 1991, and has become one of the leaders in the domestic energy sector, the press statement says.