Japanese utilities partner to install 250 ABB fast chargers

Japan’s e-Mobility Power, a joint venture between Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO) and Chubu Electric Power, two of the country’s biggest utility companies, has chosen ABB’s new Terra 184 DC fast charger to modernize its existing charging infrastructure.

eMP will replace obsolete chargers along highways and in other public locations with more than 250 Terra 184 units. Deliveries are scheduled to begin this fall.

Terra 184, the newest member of ABB’s Terra family of chargers, is a dual charger design that’s designed to be compact, and supports both the CCS and CHAdeMO charging standards. Customizable features include cable management systems, screens and credit card payment terminals. Terra 184 can also be connected via ABB Ability, a cloud-based system that offers centralized control and over-the-air software updates and maintenance.

“The ABB Terra 184 chargers are the outcome of over a decade of expertise in EV charging solutions, and are designed to meet the needs of electric vehicles today and the potential of a fully electrified tomorrow,” said Frank Muehlon, Head of ABB’s global business for E-mobility Infrastructure Solutions.

“ABB’s high-power fast chargers allow simultaneous charging of two vehicles, and are controlled and maintained remotely through OCPP, an international standard protocol,” said Shoko Yotsuyanagi, President of eMP.

According to ABB, Japan currently has about 7,000 DC fast chargers and 18,000 AC chargers in operation.

Source: ABB