EDINBURGH, Scotland - While the Renault-Nissan Alliance concentrates on developing world-beating electric vehicles, we also work closely with companies like ABB that deliver the infrastructure needed to permit the rapid growth of sustainable personal mobility.
Like the Alliance, Swiss-based ABB is a partner at TEDGlobal 2013 in Edinburgh and it has a thought provoking display at the event. ABB points out a simple truth: the world needs more power. More than that, it needs to be clean power, intelligent power.
And as power generation from renewable sources - wind, hydro, solar - tends to happen further away from usage points, new power supplies needs to be reliable, more efficient and more flexible.
ABB's Malcolm Shearmur - Group VP Corporate Communications - says: "The key to future power supply is the delivery of HVDC, or High Voltage Direct Current, which can power the smart grids of the future."
The inevitable growth in sales of electric vehicles, however, means some solutions are needed sooner rather than later. And ABB is well on top of that, having developed fast chargers that support the various industry standards.
Its latest charger supports the new Combined Charging System (CCS) standard for electric vehicles and provides a broader EV infrastructure platform for current and future EVs. ABB is Europe's market leader in deploying and managing EV charging networks and has helped facilitate the creation of nationwide charging infrastructure networks throughout Denmark and Estonia.
For more on ABB and its products, visit the company's website.
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