ABB Introduces Terra HP Electric Vehicle Charger


Global tech company ABB has announced its newest electric vehicle (EV) charging solution, the Terra HP, which the company claims is the first 150-350 kW product on the market. Ideally suited for use at highway rest stops and petrol stations, Terra HP’s ultra-high current has the capacity to charge both 400 V and 800 V cars at full power.

The 375 A output single power cabinet can charge a 400 V car at full 150 kW continuously, according to the company. The addition of Dynamic DC power sharing technology allows a two-power cabinet charging system to charge a couple of EVs simultaneously, with up to 350 kW and 500 A, while dynamically optimizing the available grid connection and the power delivery to the two vehicles, the company adds.

ABB will launch the new Terra HP at the upcoming Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition (EVS30) in Stuttgart, Germany. Frank Mühlon, head of ABB’s global business for EV charging, comments, “We are committed to supporting the expansion of electric vehicle charging systems across the globe to drive cleaner environments. Creating innovative state-of-the-art and energy-efficient solutions which are scalable to expand and flex with our customers’ needs is at the heart of ABB’s philosophy.”

Additional power cabinets and charge posts can be added after installation, delivering a cost-effective and future-proof solution for expandable charge points that can grow as the EV base grows, according to ABB.

For charging operators, Terra HP provides the additional benefit of ABB Ability Connected Services, which deliver enhanced functionality, including the ability to easily connect chargers to back offices, payment platforms or smart grid systems. More importantly, remote diagnostics, repair and over-the-air software updates, minimize downtime and keep running costs low, the company says. ABB claims the Terra HP delivers a number of additional benefits for consumers, including an intuitive, easy-to-use touchscreen display and multiple payment options.

The company says it has provided charging solutions as part of its drive to promote sustainable mobility since 2010 and has sold more than 6,000 cloud connected DC fast-chargers around the world for passenger cars and commercial vehicles.

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