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Who is ABB E-mobility and how can we work together?

ABB E-mobility is enabling zero-emission mobility as a global leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions for a more sustainable and resource-efficient future. We are the partner of choice for the world’s biggest EV OEMs and nationwide EV charging network operators, offering the widest portfolio of EV charging solutions from smart chargers for the home to high-power chargers for the highway stations of the future, solutions for the electrification of fleets and charging for electric buses and trucks.

With ~1,500 employees around the world, ABB E-mobility has sold more than one million EV chargers across more than 85 markets, including over 50,000 DC fast chargers. 

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NEVI Toolkit

What is the national electric vehicle infrastructure (NEVI) program?

The National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program allocates $5B over five years to all US states based on set formulas published by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The FHWA, in collaboration with the Joint Office of Transportation and Energy, issued minimum standards and requirements for charging deployments, along with "Build America, Buy America" domestic preference requirements. ABB E-mobility enables these standards and requirements.

Build America, Buy America 

FHWA issued Build America, Buy America requirements for EV chargers funded by the US Department of Transportation, including the NEVI and Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) programs. The new rule provide for two phases.

Phase 1: Beginning in March 2023 and ending on July 1st, 2024, all chargers must be, at a minimum, (1) assembled in the US; (2) installed by October 2024; and (3) must use 100% US origin steel or iron in their housing, if the housing is predominantly made of iron or steel.

Phase 2: All chargers must be, at a minimum (1) assembled in the US; (2) the cost of components manufactured in the United States is at least 55 percent of the cost of all components; and (3) must use 100% US origin steel or iron in their housing, if the housing is predominantly made of iron or steel.

ABB E-mobility’s Terra 184 and Terra 124 already meet phase 2 requirements including 55% US cost of components. Reduce project risk with reliable 180 kW chargers that are NEVI-compliant today and in the future.

The Terra 184 aligns with NEVI standards 

The Terra 184 is the ideal charger for NEVI charging sites. The Terra 184 meets the 150 kW power requirements, delivers high current performance, and includes reliability features, digital capabilities, and safety certifications.

It’s all-in-one design and small physical footprint facilitate easier installation and maintenance. Because the design does not rely on a separate power cabinet that shares power among multiple ports, your charging site is more robust and less susceptible to single points of failure.

Our lengthy experience deploying public charging in varying applications across many charging operator platforms and business models is designed into every charger we deliver.


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Reliability and achieving 97% uptime

EV charging has a reliability challenge: The uncomplicated solution may surprise you.

At ABB, we have been helping critical industries keep their facilities running for decades, from data centers, to hospitals, and water treatment facilities. In these scenarios, reliability and uptime are paramount and are more than aspirational - they are requirements. There are a number of best practices from these industries that can be applied to EV charging operations in order to meet or exceed 97% uptime.

Service Level Agreements: The “great enabler” of reliability and uptime

Service Level Agreements (SLA) are a foundational tool used across many industries to implement reliability best practices and ensure uptime. SLAs set a contractually agreed process and procedure between the EV charger manufacturer and the owner or operator of the charger to prevent, address and resolve issues. SLAs can take many forms to meet a variety of EV charging business models. For example, the charger owner, operator (CPO), or Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) network provider could choose to:

1. Become authorized and trained by the charging manufacturer to perform all maintenance and corrective services - and/or -

2. Contract with a third-party service provider that is already authorized and trained by the charging manufacturer to perform all maintenance and corrective services - and/or -

3. Contract directly with the charging manufacturer to perform maintenance and services.

Questions to ask your EV charging provider and partners

Buy America Act Compliance Questions:

When did the proposed charging manufacturer begin production of 150 kW DCFC in the United States?

When will the proposed charging manufacturer begin production of 150 kW DCFC that meet the 55% US cost of components test?

What is the applicant’s mitigation plan if their chosen charging supplier does not meet the Phase 2 deadline for 55% US cost of components?

What is the applicant’s mitigation plan if their project is delayed past October 2024, but their chosen charger does not meet the 55% US cost of components requirement? 

Reliability and 97% Uptime Questions:

Does the applicant have a service level agreement (SLA) that ties back to the charging manufacturer?

Does the applicant’s proposed charging manufacturer provide 24/7 remote monitoring and diagnostics?

What is the applicant’s plan to have (1) on-call authorized service technicians; and (2) spare parts availability to service chargers; and (3) quickly resolve issues causing downtime?  

NTEP/CTEP Certification Questions:

Does the selected charging infrastructure have a NIST HB 44 metering solution that is capable of meeting National Type Evaluation Program (NTEP) testing?

Has the selected charging infrastructure received California Type Evaluation Program (CTEP) or NTEP certification?

In the event a state Department of Weights and Measures requires that charger have a NIST HB 44 metering solution that is certified by CTEP or NTEP, what is the applicant’s plan for compliance? 

EnergyStar Questions:

Are the chargers to be used by the applicant certified for energy efficiency by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) EnergyStar program?

If the applicant’s chargers are not EnergyStar certified, how do they guarantee that their chargers are energy efficient and promote sustainability? 

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