ECL Group and ABB partner to help accelerate the e-mobility industry in New Zealand

  • ABB is expanding its e-mobility partner coverage in NZ
  • The partnership between ECL Group and ABB will help New Zealand achieve its net zero emissions goal by 2050
  • ABB and ECL Group together are already planning significant EV charging infrastructure roll-out projects for key customers throughout New Zealand

ABB has partnered with ECL Group, a leading technology and energy solutions company specializing in refueling and digital technology solutions, to help New Zealand achieve its net zero emissions goal by 2050. With the government recently releasing a clean car policy, by making electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles more affordable, it is expected this will help play an important part in reducing emissions from light vehicles in New Zealand.  

ABB has appointed ECL as an e-mobility system integrator and service provider.  ABB and ECL Group together are already planning significant EV charging infrastructure roll-out projects for key customers throughout New Zealand.  

Vivek Rajendran, Chief Executive of ECL Group, highlighted the benefits the partnership will bring. “We are very excited to partner with ABB and we look forward to collaborating with an industry leader on many opportunities.  

“The EV market is certainly an exciting and fast-moving industry, and we’re committed to investing in our capabilities in the market and the training and development of our sales and operational resources. We have a strong pipeline of opportunities and look forward to working with ABB to help the country move forward on its decarbonization goals, by providing charge point owners with a highly reliable and trustworthy channel partner network”.  

ECL Group is already partnering with ABB to offer OpenLoop, an open EV charging platform and mobile app that enables a seamless recharging experience across charging locations for public EV charging operators as well as commercial and fleet owners.  

ABB entered the e-mobility market back in 2010, and today has sold more than 460,000 electric vehicle chargers across 88 markets, over 21,000 DC fast chargers and 440,000 AC chargers.  

“E-mobility is essential for New Zealand to meet its net zero emissions target and to help create a sustainable future,” said Ewan Morris, Country Managing Director for ABB in New Zealand.  

“At ABB, we have 130 years of heritage in technology leadership and a world-leading AC and DC EV charging portfolio. That’s why some of the world’s biggest brands trust us to provide market-leading e-mobility solutions. Our partnership with ECL will enhance the deployment of our leading EV charging portfolio throughout New Zealand.”  

ABB offers a total EV charging solution from compact, high-quality AC wallboxes, reliable DC fast charging stations with robust connectivity, to innovative on-demand electric bus charging systems, and deploys infrastructure that meets the needs of the next generation of smarter mobility.  

ECL Group provides technology and energy solutions across New Zealand. With 18 offices and over 250 employees, providing specialist energy and digital technology solutions to many of the country’s most progressive energy, fuels and retail brands. ECL continues to invest into enabling the next generation of sustainable energy and digital solutions, so Kiwis can stay connected.  

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a leading global technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By    connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation, and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by about 105,000 talented employees in over 100 countries.


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