ABB launches first 350 kW EV charger

Words: Robert Barry   |   Photos ABB
14 May 2018

Swedish-Swiss multinational automation company Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) is launching its new Terra HP (high power) electric vehicle charger for public use in rest areas and motorway service centres around the globe.

At the official product launch at Messe Hannover in April, ABB said the Terra HP is the first such 350 kW product on the market.

Charging time for a range of 200 km is just eight minutes. The Terra HP’s ultra-high current has the capacity to charge both 400 V and 800 V cars at full power.

The addition of Dynamic DC power sharing technology, allows a two-power cabinet charging system to charge a couple of EVs simultaneously, with up to 350 kW, while optimising the available grid connection and the power delivery to the two vehicles.

“Creating innovative and energy efficient solutions which are scalable to expand and flex with our customers’ needs is at the heart of ABB’s philosophy,” said ABB global business head for electric vehicle charging Frank Muehlon.

According to ABB, additional power cabinets and charge posts can be added after installation, delivering a cost-effective and future-proof solution for expandable charge points that can grow as the EV base grows. To further improve performance, it says the Terra HP delivers the highest uptime due to redundancy on power and communication, and individually cooled charging cables.

Having proven its paces in numerous commercial electric bus field installations, the power cabinet is also extremely reliable. For charging operators, Terra HP provides the additional benefit of ABB Ability connected services, which deliver enhanced functionality, including the ability to easily connect chargers to back offices, payment platforms or smart grids systems.

More importantly said ABB, its remote diagnostics, repair and over-the-air software updates, minimise downtime and keep running costs low. It says the Terra HP delivers a number of additional benefits for consumers, including an intuitive, easy to use touchscreen display and multiple payment options.

ABB said it has provided EV charging solutions since 2010, selling more than 6,500 cloud connected DC fast-chargers around the world for passenger cars and commercial vehicles.

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