Posts Tagged: ABB

ABB installs 40 fast charging stations across Sweden for Vattenfall

Swiss electronics company ABB is providing charging stations and grid connection hardware for a Swedish charging network developed by state-owned energy company Vattenfall. ABB has already provided equipment for Vattenfall at almost 40 public locations across Sweden. Vattenfall is using the ABB Terra fast charger, which ABB calls the world’s fastest EV charger. ABB’s all-in-one… Read more »

ABB acquires Chinese charging provider Chargedot

Swiss electronics company ABB has acquired a majority stake in Chargedot, a Chinese EV charging provider. Chargedot supplies AC and DC charging stations, as well as an accompanying software platform. ABB offers services and products such as grid distribution and charging points. Tarak Mehta, President of ABB’s Electrification business, said, “With China forging ahead in… Read more »

Electric marine propulsion system can save $1.7 million in fuel costs annually

An independent study for ABB by marine consultancy Deltamarin has found that the ABB Azipod electric propulsion system for ferries could save up to $1.7 million in annual fuel costs per vessel. By simulating a transit on seven existing ferry routes, researchers found that a ferry equipped with twin 10 MW mid-power range Azipod units… Read more »

Mobile EV chargers deliver power where it’s needed

A few companies have introduced mobile charging products to solve unique challenges. The perceived lack of ready access to charging stations is one factor that has limited consumers’ interest in buying electric vehicles. While the number and diversity of locations of EV charging stations are growing, thanks to networks such as Electrify America, chargers can… Read more »

The EV industry sees problems with California’s proposal to mandate credit card readers for public chargers

In California, there is a controversial plan to require credit card readers on all public charging stations, including retrofitting already installed units. California’s Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Open Access Act (Senate Bill 454, which passed in 2013) mandates open access to public charging stations – that is, a driver doesn’t have to be a member… Read more »

ABB and Volvo to deploy six electric buses at UK’s Birmingham Airport

ABB is partnering with Volvo Bus and Birmingham Airport in the UK to launch a passenger transport service in and around the airport beginning in November 2019. The service will include six Volvo 7900e electric single-deck buses. The buses will be in operation 24/7, and each will be recharged en route using ABB’s OppCharge, an… Read more »

ABB’s Terra HPC can add 124 miles of range in 8 minutes

Swiss electronics giant ABB will launch what it claims is the world’s fastest EV charger at the upcoming Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle Event at Millbrook, Bedfordshire, UK. The Terra HPC (High Power Charger) can add 124 miles to a vehicle’s range in only 8 minutes. The company initially developed it for Electrify America, which is… Read more »