ABB has launched its best-selling Terra 51 direct current (DC) electric vehicle fast charger in the US market.
The Terra 51 is an intelligent DC fast charger that reduces electric vehicle charging times from eight hours, using regular alternating current (AC), to as little as 15 to 30 minutes.
The Terra 51 comes standard with a full range of cloud-based services that provide connectivity, security, applications and support and enable operators to get the most out of their charging infrastructure. All Terra chargers are connected to a robust IT network providing software upgrades, remote maintenance, servicing and monitoring.
Connectivity also puts more analysis and control functions in the hands of grid operators to help them ensure better power quality in the grid. The Terra 51 is CHAdeMO certified and will also be compliant with all the relevant US safety directives before start of deliveries.
The Terra 51 services all DC fast-charge capable cars that are currently on the market. At EVS26, ABB will also showcase the first prototype of a Terra 51 that supports the Combo charging standard, adopted by US and European carmakers.
The Terra 51 will be manufactured in New Berlin, Wisconsin and is available for delivery in the second half of this year.
The Terra 51 was initially launched in Europe in 2010 as the region’s first commercially available DC charging station and is well established as the leading fast charger in terms of installed base, reliability and functionality.
ABB will showcase the Terra 51 and its robust and smart connectivity solutions for operators at the 26th International Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS26) May 6-9 in Los Angeles.
The growing number of electric vehicles is driving a global market demand for charging solutions that include sophisticated monitoring systems and software to support the electric grid. ABB recently started rolling out the world’s first DC charging infrastructure with full nationwide network coverage of 200 chargers in Estonia.[wzslider height=”400″ lightbox=”true”]