ABB drives future for German e-mobility with expanded charging portfolio

Latest ABB AbilityTM enabled DC fast chargers provide ideal solution for the demands of the electric vehicles (EVs) of today and tomorrow.

ABB drives future for German e-mobility with expanded charging portfolio

At this year’s Hannover Messe, ABB showcases its latest future proof e-mobility solutions, with the new compact DC Wallbox and recently launched Terra 54 DC fast charger.

Designed to meet the demands of an increasingly connected and sustainable society, ABB’s DC Wallbox and Terra 54 offer an output range of up to 920V, ensuring they can support all existing 500V battery EVs, plus the next generation of high-voltage electric vehicles.

Both are part of the ABB AbilityTM portfolio of connected solutions, enabling authentication, integration with back offices and payment platforms, monitoring, remote diagnostics and repair, as well as over-the-air updates and upgrades.

Frank Muehlon, Head of ABB’s Global Business for Electric Vehicle Charging, comments: “ABB is at the forefront of developing smart and sustainable technology for the future of transportation. We have pioneered the creation of flexible and high quality electric charging systems which not only meet the needs of todays electric vehicles but ensure a quality solution is already in place for the higher voltage vehicles currently under development.”

DC Wallbox – a compact solution for fast charging

ABB’s DC Wallbox, which is now available for the German market, provides the ideal solution for the charging of EVs at offices, dealerships and public parking places. The compact DC wallbox* benefits from a maximum current of 60A delivering 24 kW peak power directly to the vehicle’s battery, allowing for a shorter charging time than the typical on-board converters, usually rated between 3 to 7 kW.

Available with single or twin outlets, the DC Wallbox supports both CCS and CHAdeMO standards. Day to day operation is simple thanks to a seven-inch full-color, daylight readable touchscreen display. Key functions include: starting and stopping of charge sessions, progress indication during charging, help menus, language selection, and PIN code access.

DC Wallbox
DC Wallbox

Terra 54 – latest addition to best selling Terra range

Meanwhile, the 50kW Terra 54 offers a market leading solution for service stations and car parks where quick charging is a must, with a typical charge time of around 30 minutes.

The DC fast charger boasts a number of new and improved features such as brighter user displays (for clearer readability in direct sunlight) with more flexible customization options, and optional improved credit-card payment terminals for use across different countries.

Other new features on Terra 54 chargers include: better handling and more stable connector holders for all cable types; upgraded power electronics for improved reliability and long-term component availability; improved accessibility for service engineers. The chargers are also prepared for smart charging profiles and site load management.

Terra 54
Terra 54

“The addition of the DC Wallbox and Terra 54 to our portfolio further solidifies our position as global market leader in electric vehicle charging, with more than 10,500 DC fast chargers now sold around the world. We expect both products to support greater adoption of e-mobility solutions by private vehicle owners and businesses alike and are proud to be driving further progress on the road to zero emission transport in Germany and beyond,” Muehlon adds.

ABB offers the full range of charging solutions for electric cars, electric and hybrid buses as well as electrification solutions for ships and railways. Fortune Magazine recently ranked ABB #8 on its list of companies that are “changing the world” for the advances it has made in e-mobility and electric vehicle charging. In its role as title partner of the ABB FIA Formula E championship and as Official Charging Partner for the new Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY series, ABB extends its commitment to support and expand the future of smart and sustainable transport.

* H770mm x W584mm X D300mm

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader with a comprehensive offering for digital industries. With a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB is today a leader in digital industries with four customer-focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation, supported by its common ABB Ability™ digital platform. ABB’s market leading Power Grids business will be divested to Hitachi in 2020. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees. www.abb.com

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