First Indonesian apartment with ABB home EV charging solution

First Indonesian apartment with ABB home EV charging solution

ABB’s AC wallbox is ideal for residential installations, providing convenient access for tenants while supporting Indonesia’s objectives for emission free mobility.

ABB has supplied its latest home charging solution, the AC wallbox, to PT Farpoint Realty Indonesia, developer of Verde Two Apartment in the heart of Jakarta. The first apartments in Indonesia to install electric vehicle charging infrastructure for use by residents, the development sets a precedent for future residential construction across the country. The commissioning was successfully completed in July 2020.

Verde Two Apartment is a luxury residence that also promotes the concept of healthy and green housing. It consists of two state-of-the-art high-rise towers in Kuningan CBD, Jakarta. It is developed by PT Farpoint Realty Indonesia, one of the country’s trusted real estate developers, that develops and manages various distinctive properties. Founded in 2006, the company has won several awards for its sustainability commitment and innovative development.

This commitment to sustainability is now further enhanced by providing electric vehicle (EV) charging facilities to promote zero-emission mobility for its residents and support the growing adoption of EV‘s in Indonesia. This also aligns with the Indonesian government‘s goal for electric vehicles to make up at least 20 percent of total domestic vehicles by 2025.

The type of charger being supplied to the Verde Two apartements is ABB’s AC wallbox, which provides a high quality, yet cost effective electric vehicle charging solution. The charger is contained in its own enclosure that can be either wall or pole mounted at homes or offices, allowing drivers to simply plug their car and get on with their day or leave the car charged overnight.

“ABB‘s AC wallbox helps to accelerate the adoption of smart mobility and supports ABB Electrification’s Mission to Zero. It is easy to install and use, and is able to be integrated seamlessly with the digital lifestyle of today’s consumers, allowing them to efficiently manage their energy usage and contribute to a greener society for today and future generations“ said Jorge Aguinaga, Local Business Manager, Electrification in Indonesia.

Evolution of e-mobility in Indonesia

Indonesia, one of South-east Asia's largest economies, currently registers annual car sales of about one million units. The government aims for electric vehicles to make up at least 20 percent of total domes-tic vehicle sales by 2025, reducing the country's reliance on imported fossil fuels and enabling Indonesia to maximize its abundant nickel reserves, a key material for making lithium-ion batteries.Last year, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo signed a presidential regulation (Pepres) No.55/2019 concerning the battery-based electric motor vehicle program for road transportation that will accelerate the development of electric cars in Indonesia. The regulation accentuated the government’s commitment to realize its ambition of becoming a major producer of electric vehicles.

ABB - a global e-mobility leader

ABB is a world leader in electric vehicle infrastructure, offering the full range of charging and electrification solutions for electric cars, electric and hybrid buses as well as for ships and railways. ABB entered the EV-charging market back in 2010, and today has sold more than 14,000 ABB DC fast chargers across over 80 countries. ABB recently received the Global E-mobility Leader 2019 award for its role in supporting the international adoption of sustainable transport solutions.

In Indonesia, ABB has successfully installed two DC fast chargers for BPPT in Serpong, West Java and for the PLN Distribution Unit of Jakarta in its head office in Gambir, Jakarta, in 2018 and 2019 respectively. Coming soon, ABB will also showcase a charging unit at the WTC office complex at the heart of Jakarta’s business district, where ABB’s Indonesian head office is located. These efforts by ABB have provided strategic support to the government’s effort to adopt smart, reliable and emission-free mobility solutions.

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