ABB’s fast chargers
Each station will be equipped with several multi-standard fast chargers, such as the 50 kW Terra 52 and Terra 53 models, which are capable of charging electric vehicles in 15-30 minutes. Delivery of the first ABB Terra fast charges is expected in September 2013. Each of ABB’s web-based fast chargers encompasses a wide range of connectivity features including remote assistance, management and servicing and smart software upgrades.
Benefits of the multi-standard design
With ABB’s multi-standard design, the stations will be able to service all major EV brands from Europe, Asia and the US. The design supports all fast-charging standards and protocols such as CCS and CHAdeMO, which is critical for maintaining compatibility between rapidly evolving cars and chargers in the years to come. Fastned will be able to maintain a reliable service and upgrade its network as technology progresses. In addition, ABB’s open standards-based cloud connectivity solution allows for a user-friendly payment system and access service for all drivers.
“Fastned chose ABB for its proven expertise in deploying and managing nationwide EV charging networks. ABB provides the charges and industry-leading software solutions for remote servicing as well as connectivity to subscriber management and payment systems,” said Ulrich Spiesshofer, Executive Committee Member responsible for Discrete Automation and Motion.
The plan for building EV fast-charging stations along the Dutch highways began in 2011 when Fastned asked permission from the Ministry of Infrastructure to implement an EV charging network. That December, the government announced a public-tender process to facilitate the deployment of charging facilities at the 245 service stations along the Dutch highways. Fastned received concessions for 201 locations.
ABB wins 2013 Pioneer Award
The Green Parking Council (GPC) has awarded the 2013 Pioneer Award for Sustainability to Cal Lankton, Director of ABB’s EV Charging Infrastructure for ABB’s North American operations. The award honors leaders of the parking industry’s transition to an environmentally-conscious business model. “This award can be shared by everyone at ABB who is working toward sustainable mobility: from the EV team deploying charging infrastructure, to our cross-divisional work supporting a smart gird,” Lankton said.
ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The company plays a vital role in the development of sustainable mobility by providing innovative and efficient technologies for EV charging infrastructure, including AC regular and DC fast charging stations, powerful network management software, flexible maintenance service portfolios and components. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 145,000 people.