ABB brings DC fast charging standards together in one station

New 50 kW Terra 53 DC fast charger meets both the SAE Combo and CHAdeMO standards to support the next wave of electric vehicles in North America

San Diego, California, October 1, 2013 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today launched the Terra 53 for North America. This 50 kW DC fast charging station meets both SAE Combo and CHAdeMO standards for battery electric vehicles. ABB has led the market as the first manufacturer in the world to meet both standards, launching the harmonized product in Europe last spring. The Terra 53 SAE Combo version for the Americas will be available for delivery in November, with the dual outlet, multi-standard version available for delivery in early 2014.

With its convenient 15 to 30 minute charging time, the Terra 53 is an ideal choice for highway and city centers, fueling stations, fleets, and other infrastructure providers interested in tapping into the growing EV charging revenue stream. The Terra 53 joins the ABB Terra family of DC charging stations that offer fast charging times with industry leading, business-to-business network solutions.

The launch of the Terra 53 demonstrates ABB’s leadership in supporting the latest developments in the EV industry in a sustainable, future-proof way. “Meeting both CHAdeMO and SAE Combo standards in a single fast charger provides one simple solution to meet the needs of existing and future EV drivers,” said Cal Lankton, Director of ABB’s Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure business in North America. “The Terra 53 concept is exciting, because driver confidence in charger availability is very influential for EV adoption rates.”

The power of data

The Terra 53 combines cost-effective hardware with functional design and state-of-the-art technology. The cloud connected Terra 53 is compatible with many charging networks and payment platforms through open standards-based interfaces, such as the widely adopted Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP), enabling easy and secure payments via smart phone, credit card reader, parking management terminals, RFID and pin code access.

The Terra 53’s smart connectivity also allows remote monitoring, pro-active maintenance and functional upgrades, providing charging service providers with the tools necessary to gather detailed usage statistics and reports, as well as manage the status of each charger location in real-time.

Source: ABB

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