Swiss energy technology company ABB has unveiled the next generation of its high powered Terra electric vehicle charging stations, delivering up to 350kW of charging power.
The third generation of ABB’s ‘Terra High Power’ charging platform will feature a 15-inch touch-screen display and LED night-time lighting, and the ability to accept a range of payment options. ABB said the new chargers were able to be customised with expanded branding space and colour options.
The chargers will also come with a 5.3-metre retractable charging cable and have been designed to optimise the space around the chargers to improve their ease of use and offer a “premium” charging service targeted towards highway charging and fleet operators.
President of ABB’s E-mobility Division, Frank Muehlon, said the company hoped to be able to build on the success of its earlier generations of charging systems.
“With over 2,500 installations of our 2nd generation Terra HP so far, the next evolution of the Terra HP charger will continue to serve customers today with the capability to meet future demands. The further development of the top-selling Terra HP charger displays ABB’s commitment to continuously pioneer and deliver innovative technologies that will advance the future of sustainable transportation,” Muehlon said.
ABB said that it had ‘future proofed’ the new edition of charging stations, which are able to be updated through software upgrades, and already feature the ability to deliver between 150 to 920 volts DC and 350kW of charging power, offering compatibility with a wide range of current and future electric vehicle models.
ABB had also integrated a range of control measures, including remote monitoring and allowing the chargers to be integrated with smart grids. The company recently announced that it will partner with Amazon Web Services on the development of a cloud-based electric vehicle fleet management platform.
The Terra High Power chargers have also been designed for use in commercial operations, allowing for integration with a range of payment platforms and their use by pay-to-charge providers.