ABB makes a gift of 30 fast-charging stations to the people of Zurich
On the occasion of its 30th anniversary, technology group ABB has made a gift to the people of Zurich of 30 fast-charging stations for sustainable emobility. The gift was accepted on behalf of the people of Zurich by Mayor Corine Mauch and City Councilor
“We look forward to working together with the city of Zurich – the home and heart of ABB – to shape the future of sustainable mobility,” said ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer. “We already have more than 7,000 fast charging stations installed worldwide. As the global market leader in e-mobility, we are extremely pleased to expand this base by 30 stations today, and in doing so to actively support Zurich’s journey to sustainable and eco-friendly mobility. Zurich has always been a pioneer of urban e-mobility. We consider it an honor to be able to further this pioneering spirit with our leading technology solutions.”
ABB, formed in 1988 from the merger of Sweden’s ASEA and Switzerland’s BBC, has long had a close relationship with Zurich, which is home to the company’s headquarters. ABB employs 135,000 people in more than 100 countries.
Speaking on the occasion, Mayor Mauch of Zurich said: “I am delighted to accept this gift on behalf of the people of Zurich. It’s a farsighted gift that takes the city of Zurich another step forward in e-mobility.” City Councilor Michael Baumer observed: “E-mobility has a lot of untapped potential for the future of transport in cities like Zurich. We plan to leverage that potential and will support ABB in choosing locations and operators for these charging stations.”
The efficiency, versatility and cost-effectiveness of the Terra 54 fast-charging stations from ABB make them ideal for use in an urban setting. They are capable of charging not only electric cars, but also buses and trucks within a brief time span to add range of 100 to 300 kilometers.
The selection process for suitable locations for the 30 fast-charging stations is already under way. The aim is to place them in central, publicly accessible locations in the city and in the surrounding area. One of ABB’s Swiss predecessor companies, “Maschinenfabrik Oerlikon”, electrified Zurich’s very first tramline in 1894. Today, the company offers charging technologies for electric cars, buses and trucks, as well as solutions for the electrification of ships, railways and cable cars. ABB is the global market leader in sustainable e-mobility infrastructure, covering the entire value chain of charging infrastructure – from integrating renewable energy into a robust grid to the installation of charging stations.
ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner of Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees. www.abb.com
ABB launches its most economical charging solution for electric vehicles
ABB enhances its portfolio of charging solutions with the addition of a range of AC wallboxes, an easy to install solution for homes and businesses
The new AC wallbox portfolio, comprised of 52 different types in total, provides a high quality, cost effective electric car charging point for private and business use. The latest addition further strengthens ABB’s comprehensive portfolio of smarter building solutions from lighting to heating, music, security and car charging.
Easy to fit and with a compact design of 50 by 25 cm2, the wallbox can be installed at homes or offices. It is particularly suited to businesses that wish to provide overnight charging facilities for customers, such as those in the hospitality business.
Frank Mühlon, Head of ABB’s Global Business for Electric Vehicle Charging, said: “With the continued growth in sales of hybrid and battery powered electric cars, businesses and drivers are looking for simple and cost-effective vehicle charging solutions.”
“Charging should not be an interruption to the day, which is why we have extended our portfolio with the AC wallbox, which is simple to install and use at home or work. Drivers will now enjoy being able to just plug their car in overnight and get on with their day.”
Manufactured with a robust all-weather enclosure for indoor and outdoor use, wallboxes are available in different versions, offering 4.6 and 11 kW AC charging as well as 22 kW AC 3-phase charging. As with all ABB products, expert assistance with fitting and maintaining the wallboxes is only a phone call away through the company’s global technical support services.
Compatible with the industry standard Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP), the ABB AC wallbox is future-proof and enabled for authentication and load balancing.
For added flexibility, the wallboxes offer a range of connector types including type 2 socket, type 2 socket with shutter and type 1 and type 2 cable. For locations where wall mounting is difficult, a range of pedestals are available including one charger, two chargers back to back or two chargers in a 90 de- gree angle. Wallboxes are also available with or without energy meter, load balancing, back office inte- gration and UMTS/3G modem.
Other key optional features include: Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) and key authorization for in- creased security; sim card models for data communication; input current limiting software to match site requirements; communication interface for intelligently controlled charging and web tools for statistics, configuration and access management.
Frank Mühlon added: “With the launch of the AC wallbox, customers can now benefit from charging solutions that are connected to their building infrastructure. Regardless of where they live and work,
ABB now offers a smart solution to meet their needs.”
ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished prod- ucts. As title partner of Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is push- ing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees. www.abb.com