ABB unveils “world’s fastest” electric car charger
Swiss automation company ABB has launched an innovative all-in-one Electric Vehicle (EV) charger, which it claims can provide the fastest charging experience on the market.
Entering the e-mobility market back in 2010, ABB has sold more than 460,000 EV chargers across more than 88 markets; over 21,000 DC fast chargers and 440,000 AC chargers, including those sold through Chargdot.
The new modular charger, named the Terra 360, has a maximum output of 360 kW and is capable of fully charging any electric car in 15 minutes or less.
It can simultaneously charge up to four vehicles with dynamic power distribution. This means drivers will no longer need to wait if someone else is charging ahead of them, they can just simply pull up another plug.
“With governments around the world writing public policy that favours electric vehicles and charging networks to combat climate change, the demand for EV charging infrastructure, especially charging stations that are fast, convenient and easy to operate is higher than ever,” said Frank Muehlon, President of ABB’s e-Mobility Division.
“The Terra 360, with charging options that fit a variety of needs, is the key to fulfilling that demand and accelerating e-mobility adoption globally.”
Further to fast charging times, the Terra 360 chargers come fully customisable.
To personalise the appearance, customers can ‘brand’ the chargers by using different foiling, as well as changing the colour of the LED light strips. Its innovative lighting system guides users through the charging process and shows the State of Charge (SoC) of the EV battery and the residual time before the end of an optimal charge session.
There is also the option to include an integrated 27” advertisement screen to play videos and pictures.
In addition to serving the needs of private vehicles at fuelling stations, convenience stores, and retail locations, Terra 360 chargers can also be installed on an organisation’s commercial premises to charge vehicle fleets. Due to their small footprint, they can be installed in small depots or parking lots where space is at a premium.
“It’s an exciting day for ABB, who as the global leader in electric vehicle fast charging, is playing a key role in enabling a low carbon society,” said Theodor Swedjemark, Chief Communications and Sustainability Officer at ABB.
“With road transport accounting for nearly a fifth of global CO2 emissions, e-mobility is critical to achieving the Paris climate goal. We will also lead by example by switching our entire fleet of more than 10,000 vehicles to non-emitting vehicles.”
The Terra 360 will be available in Europe from the end of 2021, and in the USA, Latin America and Asia Pacific regions from 2022.
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2 October 2021