ABB Terra 360 the ‘World’s Fastest’ Electric Vehicle Charger
Last Thursday, Swiss company ABB launched the world’s fastest electric car charger, which it says will charge any EV within 15 minutes. The Terra 360 – available throughout Europe by late 2021 – is an EV charging station capable of supporting four charging cars at any one time (with two plugs on each side). That means drivers connected to the charger won’t have to wait for others to finish charging first. Even more impressive, it can reportedly deliver 100 km (62 miles) of charge in as little as three minutes.
While we’re skeptical about the ‘world’s fastest’ claim, its 360-kW maximum output remains impressive: amongst the highest on the market.
Indeed, ABB claims that Terra 360’s rapid charge time and four-person charge capacity is a revolutionary step forward for EV charging stations.
“As well as serving the needs of private EV drivers at fueling stations, convenience stores, and retail locations, Terra 360 chargers can also be installed on an organization’s commercial premises to charge electric fleet cars, vans, and trucks.”
This will be a great EV charger for retail, fueling stations, and rest stops. But I see entities like cities and other municipalities who have buses, trucks, and other fleet vehicles benefiting greatly from this type of charging speed,” states William McCoy, CEO of Vehya.
For many drivers, concerns about range anxiety – having enough power to get from A to B – have curtailed potential sales. Nor do drivers wish to spend hours waiting at charging stations. That’s what makes the Terra 360 a game-changer: it eliminates both problems.
ABB also included several other important features:
- An easy-to-use lighting system helps drivers navigate the charging process
- Ergonomic cable management allows drivers to plug in easily
- Battery charge state displayed alongside the time remaining for a complete charge
- 27″ screen allows for both video and pictures, and a potential advertisement space
- With LED light strip and covering it can be branded to customers’ requirements
Since 2010, ABB has sold over 460,000 EV chargers in 88 markets. After a late 2021 Europe release, the Terra 360 will launch in the US and the world in 2022, revolutionizing EV charging stations everywhere.
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