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ABB further powers e-mobility

Charger also provides remote diagnostics, repair and over-the-air software updates

The two power cabinet charging system; points can grow as the EV base grows
The two power cabinet charging system; points can grow as the EV base grows

ABB has unveiled a 350kW high power fast car charger at this week’s Hannover Messe.


The Swiss power and automation group claims its Terra HP is the first 350kW product on the market and has a charging time of eight minutes for a range of 200km.


The charger’s ultra-high current has the capacity to charge both 400V and 800V cars at full power and is ideally suited for use at highway rest stops and petrol stations, the company said.


“We are committed to supporting the expansion of electric vehicle charging systems across the globe to drive cleaner environments,” said Frank Muehlon, head of ABB’s global business for electric vehicle charging.


“Creating innovative state-of-the-art and energy efficient solutions which are scalable to expand and flex with our customers’ needs is at the heart of ABB’s philosophy.”


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


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.


According to ABB, to help further improve performance, Terra HP delivers the highest uptime due to redundancy on power and communication, and individually cooled charging cables.


For charging operators, ABB’s Ability connected services deliver enhanced functionality, including the ability to easily connect chargers to back offices, payment platforms or smart grids systems, added ABB. It also provides remote diagnostics, repair and over-the-air software updates, minimize downtime and keep running costs low.


Other Terra HP features include an intuitive, easy to use touchscreen display and multiple payment options.


Since 2010 ABB has sold more than 6,500 cloud connected DC fast-chargers around the world for passenger cars and commercial vehicles.


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