For the first time in India,
ABB showcased the Terra HP fast-charging system, which can power up a car for
200 km in just a single charge in just 8 minutes. It is ideally suited for
highway rest stops and petrol stations, where the highest power is required to
minimise charging time.
ABB is a pioneering technology
leader in power grids, electrification products, indus-trial automation and
robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport
& infra-structure globally.
Ulrich Spiesshofer, Chief
Executive Officer of ABB showcased the Terra HP fast-charging system at the
MOVE Global Mobility Summit 2018 at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. He was one of
the key industry leaders to deliver his thoughts at the inaugural session in
the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In his address, Ulrich
Spiesshofer commended the Indian government for its ambitious, enlightened
vision for transforming the transport system to e-mobility. He further
highlighted a few of ABB’s pioneering technologies with which they looks
forward to support India’s e-mobility revolution.
“ABB’s presence in India dates
back over a century, and we have been manufacturing here for 60 years. ABB is helping India to achieve its ambitious
goals of moving towards a stronger, smarter and greener grid, advancing
industrial development through the “Make in India” initiative, and shifting
towards a low-carbon, sustainable transport system”, he noted.
ABB is working with partners,
including OEMs and Niti Aayog on EV charging models. The company, he said, had
revolutionized EV charging infrastructure. “Seven years ago we revolutionized
electric vehicle charging by using direct current, which reduced charging times
to tens of minutes, rather than the many hours needed with AC. Today, ABB has
the largest installed base of fast-chargers worldwide – 8,000 stations in 68
countries,” he added.
A few months ago, at the
Hanover industry fair in Germany, the company had launched a new
record-breaking, new Terra High Power EV charger, which is able to deliver
enough charge in just eight minutes to power an electric car for 200
kilometers. The company brought one of these fast-chargers to the event in New
In his closing remarks, Ulrich
said that India can leapfrog other nations by embracing e-mobility now, and
become a world leader in sustainable transport, while reducing emissions and
dependence on imported fossil fuels. At
the same time, India can use e-mobility as a lever to move its industry up the
value chain and to drive economic growth.
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