ABB and Microsoft Corp. have announced the worldwide availability of a new electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging services platform. The companies claim combining ABB’s EV charging stations with Microsoft’s Azure cloud-based services will ensure stability, scalability and advanced management features for ABB customers. The collaboration will also take advantage of machine learning and predictive analytic capabilities to drive future innovations, the companies add.
“Platform performance and stability are critical differentiators for the successful operation of a modern, data-dependent EV charging station. By partnering with Microsoft, ABB will be able to offer best-in-class operations as well as innovative advanced services – what we call the Internet of Things, Services and People,” says Pekka Tiitinen, president of ABB’s discrete automation and motion division.
“Today we live in a mobile-first, cloud-first world, and this is ever apparent in the global electric vehicle market,” adds Peggy Johnson, executive vice president of business development at Microsoft. “Our partnership with ABB aligns to one of our company ambitions to build the intelligent cloud platform.”