ABB recently launched an innovative all-in-one Electric Vehicle (EV) charger, which provides the fastest charging experience on the market.
ABB’s new Terra 360 is a modular charger which can simultaneously charge up to four vehicles with dynamic power distribution. This means that drivers will not have to wait if somebody else is already charging ahead of them. They simply pull up to another plug, enabling greater efficencies and convenience in EV charging. The new charger has a maximum output of 360 kW and is capable of fully charging any electric car in 15 minutes or less, meeting the needs of a variety of EV users, whether they need a fast charge or to top their battery up while grocery shopping.
Many countries in Asia Pacific have put measures in place to lower carbon emissions as per the Paris Agreement in 2016. E-mobility and EVs are one of the industries that is seeing heightened interest across the region, but the lack of charging infrastructure is one of the top concerns for consumers in the region.
“Governments across Asia Pacific are doubling down on electric vehicles to combat climate change, but securing consumer buy-in is a long-haul journey. We are excited to be a part of the global movement to scale up EV charging infrastructure, making EV ownership easier, accessible, and more convenient than ever – a crucial step towards securing a zero-emission mobility future,” said Kumail Rashid, E-mobility Division Lead, ABB APAC.
“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.”
Available in Europe from the end of 2021, and in the USA, Latin America, and Asia Pacific regions in 2022, Terra 360 is designed to deliver speed and convenience along with comfort, ease-of-use, and a sense of familiarity, to meet the needs of EV drivers.
Its innovative 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. The world’s fastest EV charger is also wheelchair accessible and features an ergonomic cable management system that helps drivers plug in quickly with minimal effort.
In addition to serving the needs of private EV drivers at fueling stations, convenience stores, and retail locations, Terra 360 chargers can also be installed on an organisation’s commercial premises to charge electric fleet cars, vans, and trucks. This gives owners the flexibility to charge up to four vehicles overnight or to give a quick refill to their EVs in the day. As Terra 360 chargers have a small footprint, they can be installed in small depots or parking lots where space is at a premium.
Terra 360 chargers are fully customizable. To personalise the appearance, customers can ‘brand’ the chargers by using different foiling or changing the color of the LED light strips. There is also the option to include an integrated 27” advertisement screen to play video and pictures.
ABB is a world leader in electric vehicle infrastructure, offering the full range of charging and electrification solutions for EVs across Asia Pacific, including Singapore, Japan, Indonesia, and Vietnam. Together with its partners, ABB recently launched Japan’s first-ever pilot for EV charging on public roads. Meanwhile in Singapore, ABB deployed its Pantograph Opportunity Chargers for the country’s new fleet of electric buses. To date, ABB 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.
To explore ABB’s electric vehicle charging technology, visit www.abb.com/ev-charging.
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