Going global - ABB celebrates extended reach of Electric Vehicle charging infrastructure
By: +David Herron; Date: January 23, 2018
ABB Electric Vehicle charging technology for car/bus now available in 95 percent of countries with electric vehicles
Having sat at the heart of developments in Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure throughout the last decade, ABB is delighted to announce that its charging technology is now available in 95 percent of the worlds countries with an EV presence. (Global Electric Vehicle Market Outlook, 2017 – Frost & Sullivan)
From Australia to Azerbaijan and India to Iceland, ABB’s sales of DC fast chargers has now exceeded 6,500, ranging from 50kW up to 450kW and includes high-power chargers for both cars and buses.
Following 12 years of research and development, ABB offers an extensive range of internet-based charging products, part of the ABB AbilityTM portfolio of connected solutions.
Supporting all global e-mobility charging standards, ABB chargers are designed to be highly durable, reliable, effective and long lasting, with in-built future proofing. Their modular construction ensures continued operation and the use of industry-grade components guarantee an extended lifetime and robust operation.
Frank Mühlon, Head of ABB’s Global Business for Electric Vehicle Charging, said: “The ABB team has extensive experience, working with all types of projects, from small en-route installations to innovative city-wide, on-demand electric bus charging systems. It’s this depth of knowledge and the ability to work closely with our customers that has enabled us to develop a range of future proof solutions for environmentally friendly transport systems across the globe.”
As a founding member of CHAdeMO and the CCS alliance, ABB has been actively engaged in developing and implementing new global industry standards. The company has also been equally committed to product innovation, drawing on its long-standing manufacturing expertise and industry leading technology to bring new solutions to market for both cars and buses.
This commitment to innovation has culminated in two product launches in just the last two months; the Terra HP, which is the first 150-350 kW solution for electric cars, and ABB’s smart charging HVC solution for bus depots.
Ideally suited for use at highway rest stops and petrol stations, Terra HP’s ultra-high current design has the capacity to charge both 400 V and 800 V cars at full power. Meanwhile, the HVC-Overnight Charger offers a compact, single power cabinet paired with up to three charge boxes that can be upgraded from 50kW to 100kW or 150kW at any time.
Mühlon added: “Creating innovative state-of-the-art and energy efficient solutions, which are scalable to expand and flex with our customers’ needs, is at the heart of ABB’s philosophy. As the e-mobility market continues to expand we look forward to bringing sustainable mobility to even more people around the world.”
ABB AbilityTM delivers web-enabled connectivity that allows e-mobility charging network operators to perform several functions, including the remote monitoring and configuring of charge points, the resolution of driver issues, the servicing of equipment with minimal downtime and the flexibility to connect to any charging network, back-office, payment or energy management solution.
For added peace of mind, ABB Charger Care is also available for all ABB e-mobility charging products. Designed to minimize downtime, Charger Care provides a number of modules including proactive monitoring, preventative and corrective maintenance, training programs and software upgrades.
ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. As title partner of Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 136,000 employees. www.abb.com