ABB enhances high power charging experience for EV drivers

ABB enhances high power charging experience for EV drivers

Next generation 350 kW Terra HP (high-power) charging stations deliver a premium experience of charging for a growing number of EV drivers across North America.

The Terra HP Generation III charge post offers a premium charging experience with high output power at low noise levels, a long charge cable with cable retraction system, small footprint of the user unit, and several authentication, payment and customization options.

ABB continues to enhance its top-selling Terra HP charger that offers the easiest possible high-power charging experience for EV drivers, and a variety of customization options for charging operators. The latest Terra HP generation of charge post is an evolution based on ABB’s commitment to continuous improvement of user experience. Key expanded functionality includes:

  • More flexibility with extended cable reach and enhanced cable management design
  • Continuous high-power charging performance at even lower noise levels
  • High visibility intuitive touch screen and lighting for easier nighttime operation

Building on more than a decade of e-mobility experience, with more than 400,000 electric vehicle chargers installed across 85 markets globally, the Terra HP generational evolution has focused on improvements such as lengthening cable reach with a supportive retraction system for more flexible handling and convenient use with all vehicle inlets no matter where they are situated on an EV. This enhanced technology comes as global electric vehicle sales have exceeded 10 million, and it is predicted that by 2025, 30 percent of all new vehicles will be electric. In the United States, 2 million plug-in electric vehicles are now traveling the nation’s highways.¹

“The most critical touch points for users of EV chargers are typically the cable connectors and the charge session interface, aspects that are extremely important to driver convenience and comfort,” said Bob Stojanovic, ABB’s Director of EV Infrastructure in North America. “ABB is delivering the fastest charging rates available to drivers in North America, with design enhancements that include lower noise levels, improved visibility with more lighting options, and larger touchscreen size.”

The third generation of Terra HP charge post is a modular 175-350 kW high power charger ideally suited for highway corridor and EV fleet operations.
The third generation of Terra HP charge post is a modular 175-350 kW high power charger ideally suited for highway corridor and EV fleet operations.

ABB’s launch of the Terra HP in North America coincides with the ABB Formula E New York City E-Prix on July 10-11. The ABB Formula E Championship series is a proving ground of e-mobility innovation across the vehicle to charger, and charger to grid energy system. Growing interest in vehicle electrification matches the increasing popularity of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship series, showcasing the impressive power and technological capabilities of battery-electric vehicles while serving as a testbed for electric vehicle charging technologies. Those technologies, like ABB’s Terra HP, push the boundaries of what’s possible today for the vehicles of tomorrow.

“Like ABB Formula E, the Terra HP has redefined what it means to deliver ultra-fast charging over millions of successful charge sessions,” noted Stojanovic. “ABB’s mission is to accelerate transportation electrification while continuously improving the experience for both drivers and charging operators.”

In addition to improving the user experience, ABB’s Terra HP has also been refined to support the operational needs of charger owners and operators through:

  • Custom branding options via 15” touchscreen and LED strips
  • Advanced Dynamic DC power sharing to optimize charger asset usage
  • Internal layout configured for easier servicing

The latest generation design notes build on the innovative technology that has made the Terra HP a global best seller, including its high performance and high reliability, with multiple connectivity options and remote services that support every business model. The Terra HP also delivers its future-proof benefits with the capability to charge today and tomorrow's EVs in a wide output voltage range of 150 to 920 VDC. To date, ABB has delivered thousands of 175 to 350 kW high power chargers around the globe, including more than a thousand Terra HP chargers to nationwide and state-based networks across the United States.

1Global EV Outlook 2021, IEA

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