Terra 360 from ABB is a new modular charger that can simultaneously charge up to four vehicles with dynamic power distribution meaning drivers will not have to wait if somebody else is already charging ahead of them. The new charger has a maximum output of 360 kW and is capable of fully charging any electric car in 15 minutes or less.
ABB is a world leader in electric vehicle infrastructure, offering a range of charging and electrification solutions for electric cars, electric and hybrid buses, vans, trucks, ships and railways. The company entered the e-mobility market in 2010 and has sold more than 460,000 electric vehicle chargers across more than 88 markets; over 21,000 DC fast chargers and 440,000 AC chargers, including those sold through Chargedot.
“With governments around the world writing public policy that favours electric vehicles and charging networks to combat climate change, the demand for EV charging infrastructure, especially charging stations that are fast, convenient and easy to operate is higher than ever”, said Frank Muehlon, President of ABB’s E-mobility Division. “The Terra 360, with charging options that fit a variety of needs, is the key to fulfilling that demand and accelerating e-mobility adoption globally”.
Its lighting system guides the user through the charging process and shows the State of Charge (SoC) of the EV battery and the residual time before the end of an optimal charge session. It’s also wheelchair accessible and features an ergonomic cable management system that helps drivers plugin quickly.
As well as serving the needs of private EV drivers at fueling stations, convenience stores and retail locations, Terra 360 chargers can also be installed on an organization’s commercial premises to charge electric fleet cars, vans and trucks.
Terra 360 chargers are customizable, with customers able to ‘brand’ the chargers by using different foiling or changing the colour of the LED light strips. There’s also the option to include an integrated 27” advertisement screen to play video and pictures.
“It’s an exciting day for ABB, who as the global leader in electric vehicle fast charging, is playing a key role in enabling a low carbon society”, said Theodor Swedjemark, Chief Communications and Sustainability Officer at ABB. “With road transport accounting for nearly a fifth of global CO2 emissions, e-mobility is critical to achieving the Paris climate goal. We will also lead by example by switching our entire fleet of more than 10,000 vehicles to non-emitting vehicles”.
ABB high-power chargers are already being deployed around the world through the company’s partnerships with international charging operators such as IONITY and Electrify America. Terra 360 will be available in Europe from the end of 2021, and in the USA, Latin America and Asia Pacific regions in 2022.
You can find more information about ABB and the launch of its Terra 360 on its website.
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