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ABB’s Terra HP high power electric vehicle chargers chosen! Chosen for use along U.S. highways. Can you say an ambitious 10-year project called Electrify America.
To begin, ABB is to supply its Terra HP charging stations in a big day. So big. So so big! Yet and more importantly, not just to any contract. This is part of the biggest electric vehicle infrastructure project in the USA.
Furthermore, we are talking about creating a national network of fast charging stations. Hence to therefore, the EV equivalent of fueling stations. This is crucial for widespread adoption of electric cars in the United States.
“Electrify America wanted experienced partners to deploy high power charging technologies that equally serve every battery electric vehicles today, as well as the next generation of large batteries, and we’re pleased to have ABB as one of our key suppliers,” said Seth Cutler, Chief Engineer, Electrify America. “These new charging systems , designed to give an ideal driver experience – offering fast, convenient and reliable service when and wherever they need it.”
The ambitious effort will undoubtedly accelerate adoption EVs in the coming years. Nearly 200,000 EVs sold in the U.S. in 2017. However, the country’s charging infrastructure hasn’t kept the pace required to spur mass adoption of electric transportation. Among some prospective consumers, “range anxiety’’ still exists. The idea means you wondering if you’ll find someplace to recharge. You know, you’re on a trip and want to recharge now. Especially and most important, during a road trip!! So, without a doubt, this continues to freak people out to buy electric vehicles.
ABB’s Terra HP eliminates those worries. The Terra HP, which can run at powers of up to 350 kilowatts, is able to add almost 200 miles (320 kilometers) of range to an EV in a time frame not longer than needed to refuel a gas engine vehicle.
Electrify America’s plan to place chargers on its highway routes at intervals of no more than 120 miles (195 kilometers) means that drivers can be confident they’ll be able to reach their destinations.
ABB’s Terra HP chargers are compatible with both the CCS and CHAdeMO DC fast charging standards, enabling drivers to buy the electric vehicle of their choice with confidence that it will work at all of Electrify America‘s charging sites.
ABB’s product portfolio includes charging technologies for electric cars, buses and trucks, as well as solutions for the electrification ships, railways and cable cars. And with more than 6,500 DC fast charging stations installed in 60 countries, ABB is the global leader in connected DC fast charging technology.
ABB’s e-mobility leadership is also demonstrated by its partnership with Formula E, the world’s first fully electric international FIA motor sport series. The ABB FIA Formula E Championship series provides a platform to test e-mobility electrification and digitization technologies in the crucible of competitive racing. Together, ABB and Formula E are ideally positioned to push the boundaries of e-mobility.
Source: ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex), ABB Group press release | Washington DC, USA, 17 April 2018.
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