Angel Dimitrov, Charging Infrastructure for EV and UPS, ABB, Tech21: CarTech, 13.11.2021
20:00 | November 13, 2021
Updated: 21:55 | November 13, 2021
Angel Dimitrov, charging infrastructure for EV and UPS, ABB, Sofia, November 13, 2021 Photo: Dimitar Kyosemarliev, Investor Media Group
At the moment, there is still a huge attempt to build a charging infrastructure for electric cars. ABB, as a leader in this field, acts to the maximum of anyone who dares to enter this field. This was stated by Angel Dimitrov, Charging Infrastructure for EV and UPS, ABB, during the Tech21: CarTech event with mediator Konstantin Tomov.
“The biggest problem for anyone who decides to build a charging infrastructure and find an adequate location. It has to be attractive and comfortable for people to use. This collection must also have the necessary power. ”
Gas stations are attractive to investors in refueling infrastructure, but it is very difficult to find the necessary capacity. Especially if the gas station is located outside a large settlement. The solution may be to increase the capacity of the specific gas station, but the experience is also working with electricity distribution companies. This problem is not unsolvable and people are coping, says Angel Dimitrov.
“The idea of the electricity distribution system to be decentralized and to have local energy sources is already being developed. At the given location, a solar park could be installed, which could cover the missing power. This practice is already entering Bulgaria. “
The third desire is to convince the owner, if the investor does not fall such that it is adequate to build ownership of his charging station and to conclude a contract that suits all parties.
“Currently in Bulgaria there are over 140 charging stations with a capacity of more than 50 kW.”
This is a major achievement that goes beyond even green infrastructure in neighboring countries. However, it is not enough. Angel Dimitrov predicts that next year there will be quite serious growth, as in 2023, because the interest in the respective investments is significantly increasing. ABB soon introduced its fastest and most powerful green station, the Terra 360, and the name itself suggests that its total power is 360 kW.
“Currently, her interest is weaker, but even over the days it is increasing. The station is modular and can be built on 120 kW, 180 kW, 240 kw and 300 kW and it all depends on the needs and characteristics of the place where it is located. ”
This allows a lot of flexibility in making such and serious interest in long-term investments, additional Angel Dimitrov.
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