- Transaction builds on ABB’s initial investment, increasing stake from 67 to 80 percent
- Additional investment follows strong Chargedot performance, recording a 30 percent CAGR from local market sales, 2019-2021
- Positions ABB E-mobility for further growth in China, with increasing demand for high-power charging and export opportunities for Chinese EVs
ABB today announced it has increased its majority stake in Chinese electric vehicle (EV) charging provider, Chargedot Shanghai New Energy Technology Co., Ltd. (“Chargedot”) to 80 percent. ABB had previously acquired a 67 percent stake in Chargedot in March 2020. The additional investment is part of ABB E-mobility’s growth strategy and further strengthens ABB’s position in the rapidly growing Chinese e-mobility market. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
China recorded the highest number of EV sales globally in 2021 for the seventh consecutive year, with more than 3.5 million electric vehicles sold; a 1.6 fold increase on 2020.
Frank Muehlon, President of ABB’s E-mobility division comments: “Since ABB’s acquisition in 2020 we have seen strong double-digit growth in the Chargedot business. ABB has helped deliver innovations in safe, smart and sustainable charging hardware and software solutions to the Chinese market, supporting leading companies such as SAIC, Xpeng and GAC Toyota. Looking ahead, Chinese demand for high-power charging solutions and export strategies for Chinese OEM’s are both showing significant growth. With this we see strong opportunities to leverage our global experience to further support our Chinese customers and increase market share.”
Drawing on ABB’s expertise as the global leader in EV charging infrastructure has enabled Chargedot to increase its market penetration, supplementing its established AC charging business with ABB’s innovations in high-power, liquid cooled charging and smart, load management technology. ABB has also leveraged Chargedot’s expertise to further strengthen its position in a rapidly growing global AC charging market and will continue to maximize global supply opportunities.
With this latest investment, ABB is one of two shareholders in Chargedot alongside Shanghai SAIC Anyo Charging Technology Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of China’s largest vehicle manufacturer SAIC, which retains a 20 percent stake.
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