April 17, 2018 / 3:21 PM / in 8 days

ABB to provide electric vehicle chargers across the U.S

ZURICH (Reuters) - ABB (ABBN.S) said on Tuesday it received an order from Volkswagen unit (VOWG_p.DE) Electrify America to provide high power electric vehicle chargers across the United States, the biggest U.S. project to date in that field.

A logo is pictured on the ABB Secheron building in Meyrin near Geneva, Switzerland November 6, 2017. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Electrify America plans to place hundreds of charging stations within and around 17 metropolitan areas and along multiple nationwide highway corridors, the power and automation company said in a statement. [nL1N1OD2JE]

    It did not give the value of the contract.

    ABB shares were up 1.9 percent at 1455 GMT, outperforming a 1 percent higher Swiss bluechip index .SSMI.

    Reporting by Silke Koltrowitz; editing by David Evans

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