Swiss-Swedish conglomerate ABB has for the first time given details of its announced research and development center for electromobility, where 120 employees will develop new next-generation solutions for charging infrastructure.
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ABB is entering into a strategic partnership with UK-based AFC Energy to develop a new generation HPC for sites with limited grid access, with a solution to be offered initially in Europe and the US from the second half of 2021.
ABB has won a contract from the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) in Thailand to install more than 120 fast-charging stations for electric cars across the country by the end of this year. The stations will be 50 kW.
ABB has achieved legal metrology compliance for its Terra 53/54 and HPC DC charging stations, with both ABB's AC and DC energy metering meeting the requirements of German metering laws and regulations, including requirements for secure charging data transmission to the end user.
Hitachi ABB Power Grids has won an order to supply its Grid-eMotion Fleet smart fleet charging solution, unveiled last year, to the Swedish city of Västerås. The "grid-to-plug" charging system for electric buses is designed to charge more vehicles with less infrastructure.
ABB has partnered with Epiroc and Boliden, a mining equipment manufacturer and mining company based in Sweden, to develop and demonstrate a trolley truck system on a test track at the Kristineberg mine in northern Sweden.
Tank & Rast and the energy supplier E.ON have put new HPC pillars into operation at the Frankenwald Ost service area (A9) - and provided them with a roof. At the heart of the facility on the A9 not far from Hof are four E.ON pillars, each equipped with an output of up to 350 kilowatts.
Smart has signed two charging infrastructure partnerships ahead of the #1's debut. ABB E-Mobility is the partner for AC wallboxes and related installation services, while Smart's own charging app leverages Digital Charging Solutions' offering.
ABB has made the first installations in Norway of its Terra 360 charging station with up to 360 kW of power, which was unveiled last year. Together with Eviny, the Terra 360 was commissioned at the Oasen shopping center in Bergen and at the Geilo ski resort in Norway. The pilot installations are to be followed by a wider rollout in Norway and Sweden.
In the presence of Transport Minister Volker Wissing, the near-series version of an electric truck announced by MAN drove in public for the first time - through the hangars of the former Berlin-Tempelhof airport. The vehicle has the technical prerequisites for the future megawatt charging that ABB E-Mobility plans to build up in the coming years.
ABB E-Mobility is expanding its charging station manufacturing capabilities in the U.S. by announcing a multi-million dollar investment in a new facility in Columbia, South Carolina.