ABB Inc. Video (Text Version)
Narrator: Estonia's capitol is Tallinn. Every morning 400,000 people wake here and go to work. The country is steeped in history and tradition, yet Estonians have long recognized the benefit of embracing information technology. For years the country has enjoyed mainstream Wi-Fi, was the birthplace of Skype, and now E-mobility. Together with ABB and Credex the Estonian government flips the switch and builds the world's first nationwide charging infrastructure for electric cars.
Jarmo Tuisk (Ministry of Economic Affairs): We started out with 500 electric vehicles for public services but it was clear from day one for us we need to provide infrastructure for them as well. There is no point to buy EVs without charging options on the road. In Estonia we have more than 30,000 kilometers of roads crisscrossing every corner of the country so we need to provide chargers everywhere.
Narrator: In just one year, we are installing 700 charging points. Two hundred of those are fast chargers located along inner city roads and freeways. But that's only the first step. Once drivers are on the road you have to support them as well. Managing a network of this size is about more than just the right hardware. ABB's connectivity solutions are crucial for deploying and managing large scale projects of this kind. For drivers it's easy, just arrive at a quick charger, plug it in, grab a cup of coffee and within thirty minutes you're on your way again. But behind the scenes, ABB insures it all works. Each charger provides a full range of connectivity features including remote assistance, remote management, and smart software upgradability. We have the expertise to keep drivers moving wherever they go.
Jarmo Tuisk: If you want your citizens to become smarter and cleaner consumers you have to provide them the experience without compromises.
Narrator: Flip the switch with ABB. The future is E-mobility.