ABB Ability™ supports China’s first Smart Parking and Charging pilot

24/7 unmanned roadside charging infrastructure

Since Oct 24 2017, ABB has been working with Heshun Electric Vehicle Industry Services Company on the first 'Smart Parking and Charging' pilot in Shenzhen, China. With the help of ABB Ability™, ABB's comprehensive cross-divisional digital offering, the unmanned roadside DC fast chargers provide public access to vehicle charging 24/7.

DONG ZhiHua, the local sales and marketing manager for Electric Vehicle Infrastructure at ABB explains: "We have delivered the first four 60kW DC fast chargers to run this pilot. ABB Ability™ makes backend integration with operation systems very simple and self-service charging safe and reliable."

ABB Ability™ represents a complete portfolio of digital solutions. This includes an installed base of more than 70 million connected devices, 70,000 digital control systems and 6,000 enterprise software solutions. Roadside charging is quite a challege because you need safe public access to very high voltages. ABB Ability™ delivers web-enabled connectivity that allows e-mobility charging network operators to perform remote monitoring, remote diagnosis, remote upgrade, online payment and energy management, while ensuring high levels of safety and availability of the charging service.

At the time of going to press, this pilot had been running for over 6 months with very high usage every day.

According to ZOU DaZhong, the project leader from Heshun, the 'Smart Parking and Charging' pilot with ABB will help mitigate the shortage of charging facilities and utilize roadside parking areas to delpoy a safe, reliable, intelligent charging services to the public.

ABB's DC fast chargers conform to China's newest charging interface standard, with an output power of 60 kW. It fits the need of fast charging en route and is an ideal choice for highway charging stations, EV dealers, gasoline stations and downtown charging hubs. Extensive local design and production make the chargers better suited to the needs of the Chinese market and also provide an open platform for future function expansion and upgrade.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, 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 with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner in ABB 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 147,000 employees. ABB has a full range of business activities in China, including R&D, manufacturing, sales and services, with 18,000 employees located in 142 cities, 40 local companies, and online and offline channels across over 300 cities.
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