ABB participates in China EV100 Forum 2023

ABB participates in China EV100 Forum 2023

  • Dr. Chunyuan Gu attended China EV100 Council Meeting & Symposium on China Automotive Industry Development
  • Showcased ABB’s smart, reliable and emission-free EV charging solutions including the innovative high-power liquid-cooled supercharger
  • ABB is committed to promoting application of digital and intelligent technologies in e-mobility to create a sustainable future together

ABB participated in the China EV100 Forum held at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing from March 31 to April 2. As an expert member of the EV100 International Advisory Committee, Dr. Chunyuan Gu, Chairman of ABB China, was invited to attend top-level meetings including China EV100 Council Meeting and the Symposium on China Automotive Industry Development. At the Forum, ABB also exhibited its innovative high-power liquid-cooled supercharger and a range of EV charging solutions tailored to different scenarios.

The China EV100 Forum serves as a "barometer" for China's new energy vehicle industry. With the acceleration of the electrification and intelligence of the automotive industry, this year's forum, with the theme of "Advancing the Modernization of China's Automotive Industry" brought together well-known experts and scholars from government and international organizations, and senior executives in the fields of automotive, energy, transportation, urban, and communication. They discussed topics such as the global development of the automotive industry, the high-quality development path of new energy vehicles, and the development strategy of intelligent connected vehicles.

Dr. Gu emphasized that achieving green transformation and moving towards carbon neutrality requires more comprehensive electrification, improved energy efficiency, and increased use of renewable energy. The transportation sector plays a crucial role in accelerating this process. China's new energy vehicle industry has entered a new stage of rapid development on a large scale. ABB is dedicated to strengthening its collaboration with all sectors to accelerate technological breakthroughs, improve infrastructure, and foster collaborative innovation throughout the value chain, contributing to the high-quality and sustainable development of the e-mobility industry.

China has been the world's largest producer and seller of new energy vehicles for eight consecutive years. With the rapid growth of new energy vehicles, China has built the world's largest and most widely distributed charging infrastructure network. To better meet China's rapidly growing demand, ABB has continuously increased its investment and R&D efforts in e-mobility in China. In 2022, ABB increased its majority stake in Chargedot, and inagurated the head office of ABB E-mobility in Shenzhen. ABB also launched its locally-development and produced 480kW high-power liquid-cooled supercharger. The system, showcased at the EV100 Forum, can add up to 200 kilometers of range to a vehicle in five minutes or simultaneously charge up to four vehicles, making charging as convenient as refueling.

"ABB E-mobility is committed to accelerating the development of the new energy industry and promoting the concept of 'charging as a service' together with our partners. The China EV100 Forum provides a good opportunity for us to expand cooperation. We will create a more intelligent, efficient, convenient fast charging experience for users by stepping up efforts in innovation and local R&D." said Andy Cao, ABB E-mobility China Lead.

Since entering the EV charging market in 2010, ABB has delivered over one million electric vehicle chargers in more than 85 markets worldwide. The majority of these chargers were produced in China. ABB has also been actively involved in the development of EV charging standards and the expansion of high-power charging networks to support the construction of a comprehensive green transportation ecosystem.

The rapid progress of electric vehicles has opened a new era of transformation in the auto manufacturing industry, prompting a shift from traditional production to modular and flexible production. Robots can provide powerful support for various stages of the electric vehicle production chain, including powertrain, body-in-white, battery assembly, painting, and sealing. ABB is committed to promoting flexible, modular, intelligent manufacturing and focuses on AI learning technologies for smarter robotics. The newly inaugurated ABB robotics mega factory in Shanghai is a state-of-the-art facility that integrates production and research, which will better meet the escalating market demand for electric vehicles.

ABB is using innovative solutions and deep industry knowledge to deliver a wide range of products and solutions in sustainable transport, from green hydrogen, energy storage, smart power distribution, to charging technologies for mining, construction, material handling, eBus, marine, and rail. ABB will persist in propelling the development and implementation of digital and intelligent technologies, collaborating with partners to drive energy transformation and industrial upgrading, contributing to the high-quality and sustainable growth of the transportation industry.

China EV 100 Forum, an annual industry event in the field of new energy vehicles, has been held for nine consecutive years since 2015. It has become a leading event in China’s electric vehicle industry with broad influence in cross-industry sectors such as automotive, energy, communications, and transportation. The 2023 forum is organized by China EV100, with co-organizers including Tsinghua University, the China Society of Automotive Engineers, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, the China Automotive Technology and Research Center, and the China Automotive Engineering Research Institute.

ABB is a technology leader in electrification and automation, enabling a more sustainable and resource-efficient future. The company’s solutions connect engineering know-how and software to optimize how things are manufactured, moved, powered and operated. Building on more than 130 years of excellence, ABB’s ~105,000 employees are committed to driving innovations that accelerate industrial transformation.


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