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ABB Makes Generous Gift to City of Zurich

ABB Makes Generous Gift to City of Zurich
Michael Baumer, City Councilor and Head of the Department of Public Utilities and Transport; Corine Mauch, Mayor of the city of Zurich; Ulrich Spiesshofer, CEO of ABB

On the occasion of its 30th anniversary, technology group ABB has made a gift to the people of Zurich of 30 fast-charging stations for sustainable e-mobility. The gift was accepted on behalf of the people of Zurich by Mayor Corine Mauch and City Councilor Michael Baumer. With this gesture, ABB is helping the city to build a comprehensive charging infrastructure for sustainable, eco-friendly mobility.

“We look forward to working together with the city of Zurich – the home and heart of ABB – to shape the future of sustainable mobility,” said ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer. “We already have more than 7,000 fast charging stations installed worldwide. As the global market leader in e-mobility, we are extremely pleased to expand this base by 30 stations today, and in doing so to actively support Zurich’s journey to sustainable and eco-friendly mobility. Zurich has always been a pioneer of urban e-mobility. We consider it an honor to be able to further this pioneering spirit with our leading technology solutions.”

Speaking on the occasion, Mayor Mauch of Zurich said: “I am delighted to accept this gift on behalf of the people of Zurich. It’s a farsighted gift that takes the city of Zurich another step forward in e-mobility.” City Councilor Michael Baumer observed: “E-mobility has a lot of untapped potential for the future of transport in cities like Zurich. We plan to leverage that potential and will support ABB in choosing locations and operators for these charging stations.”

The efficiency, versatility and cost-effectiveness of the Terra 54 fast-charging stations from ABB make them ideal for use in an urban setting. They are capable of charging not only electric cars, but also buses and trucks within a brief time span to add range of 100 to 300 kilometers.

The selection process for suitable locations for the 30 fast-charging stations is already underway. The aim is to place them in central, publicly accessible locations in the city and in the surrounding area.

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