Norwegian power supplier Ishavskraft has forged a partnership with Vattenfall and ABB to establish charging facilities for electric vehicles (EVs) in northern Norway.

As part of the agreement, Vattenfall and ABB will support the development of 24 new fast charging stations around Tromsö and Finnmark.

Vattenfall Nordic E-mobility head Susanna Hurtig said: “This collaboration is very exciting, and the addition of fast chargers will be highly significant for Northern Norway.

“After all, Vattenfall’s objective is to enable fossil-free living within one generation, so being able to now offer InCharge charging solutions from Southern Germany to the North Cape in Northern Norway feels absolutely right.

“The substantial growth in the number of electric cars in Norway has been stimulated by subsidies while the expansion of the charging infrastructure has fallen behind.”

The installation of the new charging infrastructure is part of the company’s strategy to support Norway’s goal to ensure 100% of all new car sales in the country are fossil free by 2025.

Vattenfall, which has a supply contract with ABB, will be delivering the overall solution to Ishavskraft, which includes fast charging stations that are pre-configured in relation to InCharge, Vattenfall’s operator service for charging.

ABB Electrification Norway CEO Gøran Salomonsen said: “When the new charging network is completed around the turn of the year, the ABB chargers will constitute a string of changing points from south to north.

“Electric car users will be able to use electricity to drive throughout Norway and simply charge alongside the roads. Electric cars with zero emissions contribute to several of the UN’s sustainability objectives and demonstrates that electrification is playing an important role in cutting emissions.”