Gallery: Industrial Giant ABB Announces Plans for Worldwide Electric Ve...

 

Switzerland-based industrial machine behemoth ABB just announced plans to throw its weight behind a massive network of electric vehicle charging stations across Europe, the US, and Asia. The company plans to integrate chargers into smart grid systems and allow drivers to juice up their electric vehicles while they are out and about. The announcement is a big nod that the nascent electric car market is set to boom – sources project that over 5 million EVs will be sold each year by 2017, and the charger market is valued at $1 billion.

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  1. msyin February 9, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    It’s great a big company that has the capital and the know how is leading the pack. I don’t think it will be “free” for users but considering what we are paying for petrol today it will be much cheaper if you need to recharge while at work or on a road trip. These will begin to replace gas stations until one day they are a thing of the past but we are only at the very beginning for this greener cleaner world. I can’t wait for this to be common place especially in the USA.

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