Ensto to deliver charging Stations for a major Russian EV pilot

Ensto has signed a contract with Revolta to deliver charging stations for the MOESK EV project in the Moscow area. The project is the first notable pilot for testing EV charging networks in Russia. Ensto will provide the first 20 stations being tested.
MO3CK-EV.jpgRevolta is a Russian high technology company in EV sector, founded by Russian investors. MOESK is a specialized power distribution company providing electric power to the citizens of Moscow and its surrounding region. The companies have signed a contract on creation and development of EV infrastructure on MOESKs service territory as an element of complex strategy for smart grid implementation.

The MOESK EV project was created to learn the possibilities of practical application of electric transport, to develop and test technical solutions for charging infrastructure, and to design a business-model for it. It is the first complex EV project in Russia.

The testing infrastructure will consist of a charging network of 28 charging stations of different types integrated into the existing power system, 8 electric vehicles of different types including LCV, and necessary software solutions to manage and control the charging network.

Ensto to supply the project with state-of-the-art charging stations

state-of-the-art charging station.jpgEnsto was chosen as the major supplier of EV charging stations for the pilot. Ensto is a Finnish-based international company that specializes in developing and manufacturing EV charging stations and other sustainable solutions in electrical engineering.

Ensto delivers 20 of their new EVC 100 stations to function as the core of the charging infrastructure. The EVC station offers an advanced solution for fast charging of an electric vehicle against a fee.

Ensto EVC station is designed to suite different urban locales. Its durable, easy-to-clean stainless steel construction is both stylish and functional. It is vandal resistant and contains several active and passive safety features. The technology includes user identification, via either an RFID card or a mobile phone, and data link to external information systems over a GPRS connection. With a possible 3*32A (400V) power supply, it can charge a 40kWh battery in around two hours.

These features make the EVC station an ideal charging solution for public charging anywhere in the world, says Allan Ahlgren, Director of EV Charging Solutions at Ensto.

A ground-breaking moment for Russia

EV charging Moesk.jpgThe project will be carried out in a period of 12 months. The program will take into account the conditions of network complex in Moscow, as well as the climate and other specific aspects of Moscow region. As a result, MOESK and Revolta plan to prepare a complex program of charging infrastructure development and use of electric transport.

MOESK is a pioneer in the Russian EV market. The MOESK EV project is unique, and hopefully, its implementation will give a start to the practical development of EV transport and infrastructure in Russia, says Maxim Osorin, General Manager of Revolta LLC. This project will, first of all, give answers to all the questions connected with the charging infrastructure and the use of electric transport. The project will result in making further plans for development based on the facts, not opinions like before, promises Osorin.

The MOESK EV project is meant to become a testing ground for preparing general regulations, both technical and structural, for safe and effective integration of the new consumer type into the existing power system, confirms Denis Tsypulev, MOESK EV Project Manager. We are planning to not only create the network of charging stations but also to replace the gasoline fleet with the electric one. Hopefully, our example will expand, and the project will be a new step to the creation of new and greener development model in Russia.

Picture on the left: Maxim Osorin and Denis Tsypulev
Picture on the right: General Director MOESK Andrey Konovalov
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