ABB has announced the launch of the Terra 53 Z DC fast charger, the company’s first model that complies with the Chinese GB standard. Rated power is up to 50 kW. The new chargers will be manufactured at ABB’s facility in Shenzhen.
According to ABB, the Terra 53 series is the world’s first DC fast charging solution to offer versions complying with all three global open charging standards: SAE Combo, CHAdeMo and China GB. The Terra 53 series has been deployed in several projects, including the country-wide EV charging network in the Netherlands, which will be completed in 2015.
ABB already has a substantial presence in China’s rapidly growing EV market. Earlier this year, ABB and BYD signed an agreement to supply DC fast-charging wallboxes customized for the DENZA EV. ABB plans to incorporate EVs into its Chinese company fleet, and to install charging equipment at some of its offices in Shanghai and Shenzhen.