Posts Tagged: ABB

ABB charging stations to feature Microsoft’s Azure cloud-based platform

Like a lot of other things, charging stations are turning into mini-computers that need software to reach their potential. To this end, two heavy hitters in their respective industries, ABB and Microsoft, have announced a partnership. All ABB chargers will now be connected to Microsoft’s Azure suite of cloud-based services, which provides several “value-adding services.”… Read more »

ABB introduces automated fast charging system for city buses

Battery-electric buses are operating on a trial basis in dozens of cities around the world, but some planners are still concerned about the constraints common to all pure EVs: short driving ranges and long charging times. Electronics giant ABB has introduced an automated fast charging system that aims to relegate these problems to the past…. Read more »

Why did Kia decide to use CHAdeMO DC Fast Charging on the new Kia Soul EV?

DC Fast Charging is increasingly seen as a “must have” feature for an EV. Japanese automakers are committed to the CHAdeMO standard, while their US and European colleagues are equally locked into the competing CCS standard. However, as a Korean company, Kia was free to choose whichever system it thought best for its new Soul… Read more »

Danish charging network adds 100 ABB multi-standard DC fast chargers

Danish electomobility operator CLEVER plans to expand its charging network in Denmark and neighboring countries with 100 ABB Terra 53 multi-standard DC fast charging stations. The new chargers will be installed through partners, including Öresundskraft in Sweden. The network will continue expanding into other countries with support from the European TEN-T funding program. SEE ALSO: BC… Read more »

British Columbia public EV charging stations see rapid growth in usage

A growing number of drivers are plugging into British Columbia’s public EV charging stations. Powertech Labs, a subsidiary of local utility BC Hydro, tracks 350 of BC’s 550 public chargers, and reports that the number of charging sessions at those stations doubled between August 2013 and August 2014. “Over 40,000 charging sessions were reported in… Read more »

ABB and BYD to collaborate on energy storage

Electronics giant ABB and Chinese automaker BYD have announced a strategic collaboration to develop new solutions for energy storage. The new partnership aims to accelerate the introduction of new solutions for EV charging, as well as stationary storage for renewable energy applications. The collaboration will focus on grid-connected energy storage, micro-grid applications, solar energy and… Read more »

ABB and Greenlots partner with Kia to deploy DC fast chargers for Soul EV Rollout

San Francisco-based Greenlots will partner with Kia Motors and ABB to install DC fast chargers at selected Kia dealerships for the 2015 Kia Soul EV, which is scheduled to go on sale this fall in California, Oregon, New York, New Jersey and Maryland. Kia will roll out Greenlots’ SKY Smart Charging platform to its dealerships… Read more »

ABB launches DC fast charger compliant with Chinese GB standard

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… Read more »

BC Hydro pushes for a timely fast charger rollout

BC Hydro is the electricity supplier for about 95 percent of the Canadian province of British Columbia. It’s government-owned and vertically integrated, meaning that the company owns and operates everything from production and transmission to distribution to customers. The company’s 30 hydroelectric facilities meet 78 percent of its electricity requirements, with the balance coming from… Read more »