ABB has revealed the Terra 360, a new charging device for electric vehicles with a maximum power of 360 kW, which can charge up to four vehicles simultaneously.
The new charging device has a modular design and uses dynamic power distribution so that it can charge four vehicles at the same time. With 360 kW, the device is also suitable for vans and truck fleets, making it useful for commercial premises as well as shopping centres and other public charging locations. The new charger is also wheelchair accessible, and ABB says that the device requires minimal effort to plug in quickly, thanks to an ergonomic cable-management system.
According to the Swiss-Swedish company, the Terra 360 “enables the fastest charging process on the market”. ABB also said the ultra-rapid charging device can deliver 100km of range in less than three minutes. The Terra 360 will be available in Europe from the end of 2021, and in the USA, Latin America and Asia Pacific regions in 2022.
The Terra 360 chargers are fully customisable, meaning entities operating the stations may put their brand on the stations with different foiling or selecting a specific colour scheme for the LED light strips. Advertising is also possible on the station, with an option to include an integrated 27″ screen for images and video.
In April, ABB presented the third generation of its Terra HP (High Power) rapid-charging station. The further development of the second-generation Terra HP, which so far has over 2,500 installations, can charge an electric car with up to 350 kW and 500 A – or two vehicles at the same time with up to 175 kW and 375 A. Visually, the Gen III resembles the second generation. With its LED lights in the recess, the nearly 2.50-metre-high column is designed to make it easier to find charge points in a large car park, illuminating them at night.
Arguably one of the largest companies internationally when it comes to electric vehicle charging needs, electronics and engineering company ABB is 130 years old, entering the e-mobility market swiftly and decisively in 2010.
The Swiss-Swedish firm makes charging facilities for electric vehicles including cars, vans, buses, trains, trucks, port logistics vehicles, yachts and ferries across the globe and is developing hydrogen fuel cell technology for larger ships. The company employs around 105,000 employees in over 100 countries and is also involved in innovation in Formula E World Championships electric car racing, as well as projects in wireless charging for vehicles in motion embedded in roads.