Swiss company ABB has launched a new modular charger which can simultaneously charge up to four vehicles with dynamic power distribution, meaning that drivers will not have to wait if somebody else is already charging ahead of them.
The company says its new Terra 360 has a maximum output of 360 kW and is capable of fully charging any electric car in 15 minutes or less, which, it says meets the needs of a variety of EV users, whether they need a fast charge or to top their battery up while shopping.
“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.”
“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,” added 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.”
The company says the charger will be available in Europe from the end of 2021, designed with the daily needs and expectations of EV drivers in mind.
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