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ABB launches fast EV charger

ABB is launching the Terra Smart Connect (SC), a direct current (DC), fast charger for electric vehicles (EV) in Europe.

By Kari Williamson

The fast EV charger has been designed for fast charging in commercial and office areas, and can fully charges an electric car in 30-120 minutes.

It can also charge to set levels in a shorter period of time if a full charge is not necessary. Charging from a 30% to 80% takes less than half an hour, ABB says.

The Terra SC uses the widely available 3-phase 32A input, eliminating the need for a costly grid connection upgrade.

“The launch of the Terra SC demonstrates our commitment to deliver the optimal charging solution for every possible location in the network – both in terms of functionality and affordability. With its breakthrough price, low commissioning costs, easy installation and smart design features, the Terra SC creates a much more compelling case for installing EV fast chargers at many more locations throughout Europe – providing a strong boost to the development of electric mobility,” says Hans Streng, Senior Vice President and General Manager of ABB’s Product Group EV Charging Infrastructure.

The Terra SC is web-connected and includes features such as remote assistance, management and servicing and smart software upgradeability. Its key optional features include RFiD and PIN code authorisation, a billing interface for parking operators and a web-based statistics module with data per user to support energy usage reporting.

The Terra SC complements ABB’s existing portfolio of fast-charging solutions, which include the highway fast chargers Terra 51 and the multi-port Terra Base Station 100.2 that are mainly used along highway locations to offer a 15-30 minute 'charge and go' service.

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