ABB sets up India’s first DC public fast charger
ABB India installed its first public DC fast charger in New Delhi with EV Motors India, the major charge point operator for BSES Yamuna Power Limited. The Terra54 CJG charging station, which caters to multiple charging protocols of CCS2, CHadeMO and AC Type 2 was inaugurated by Manish Sisodia, deputy CM, New Delhi. This ABB charging station is also the first public installation of a DC fast charger for BSES Yamuna Power Limited, a joint venture between the Government of Delhi and Reliance Infrastructure Limited.
ABB is a big name in electric mobility, with more than 14,000 DC fast chargers installed across more than 80 countries. The brand has recently announced it will provide the charging technology for the Gen 3 cars in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship – the first all-electric global race series.
Speaking now about the charging infrastructure, the Terra54 is a cloud-connected charger linked through Open Charge Point Protocol 1.6 (an application protocol for communication between electric vehicle charging stations and the central management systems, similar to cell phones and cell phone networks) to EV Motors’ backend office. Passengers will be able to charge their cars in a claimed 40-50 minutes from 0 to 80 per cent using the charging station. Additionally, all ABB chargers come with connected services, so customers can easily connect their chargers to different software systems like back-offices, payment platforms, Energy Management Online Solutions and smart remote diagnostics ensuring significant uptime value.
Speaking about the unveiling of ABB India’s first public DC fast charging station, CP Vyas, president, electrification business, ABB India, said, “We are privileged to be a partner in India’s quest for sustainable mobility with clean energy and smart solutions. This installation with BYPL and EV Motors India, our first public DC fast charger in Delhi, will provide further impetus to the adoption of clean electric transportation in India. Being at the forefront of this innovative technology, our advanced chargers reflect not just the latest in technology but are also user friendly, providing high customer value. This is in line with our global vision of Mission to Zero."