The UK is rapidly rolling out fast charging stations – over 500 to date – thanks in part to funding from the Department for Transport’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV). The latest project to be announced is in Northumberland, where the County Council is installing 20 ABB multi-standard, triple-outlet public chargers.
The ABB Terra 53CJG chargers are connected to the Pay As You Go national network provided by Charge Your Car. They feature both 50 kW CCS and CHAdeMO DC charging and a 43 kW Fast AC option (compatible with cars from Renault, Daimler and Tesla). The stations have various connectivity features, including remote assistance, management and servicing and smart software upgrades. ABB is responsible for project management, site design and commissioning.
“Northumberland County Council chose ABB for its proven expertise in deploying and managing nationwide EV charging networks,” says company spokesman Graham Barlow. “ABB provides the chargers and industry-leading software solutions for remote servicing as well as connectivity to subscriber management and payment systems.”