ABB FAST EV CHARG­ERS FOR PETROL STA­TIONS

New Straits Times - - Cars Bikes & Trucks -

ABB Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a power and au­toma­tion tech­nol­ogy so­lu­tions provider, has launched its Terra 53 CJG fast charger for elec­tric ve­hi­cles (EVs) in Malaysia. ding on the size of the bat53 erra CJG can charge an 0 per cent bat­tery power cent in about 15 minutes. ll suited to be in­stalled at tations at rest stops along hway.

are ready to sup­ply the rs, but the EV mar­ket is all in Malaysia. e beauty of the fast chargthat EV own­ers can now rom Pe­nang to Jo­hor Bahthey all need to do is to any fast charger ter­mi­nal ge the bat­tery in about 15 in­utes, de­pend­ing on the size and power re­main­ing. y can con­tinue their jour­manag­ing id its di­rec­tor , uta­nen. said ABB and Mi­crosoft joined forces and cre­ated based plat­form for ABB s to cus­tomise the fea­con­sumers. this plat­form, ABB cuswant who to in­stall a unit etrol sta­tion, can cus­tom­charger ac­cord­ing to their to the ex­tent that con­sumac­tu­ally n check the avail­abil­ity of the charg­ers, and queue for a charge, if the charger is in use,” Jukka said.

ABB has more than 5,000 charg­ers world­wide.

The first unit in Malaysia was in­stalled at ABB Malaysia head­quar-

ters at Jalan La­goon Se­la­tan, Subang Jaya. It is free to charge for the own­ers of EV and plug-in hy­brids.

Malaysian Green Tech­nol­ogy Cor­po­ra­tion (GreenTech Malaysia) counts the ABB charger as part of its ChargEV charg­ing net­work of over 150 sta­tions. How­ever, at the mo­ment there are no con­crete plans for GreenTech to use ABB’s charg­ers.

“The EV charg­ers used de­pend on the lo­ca­tions. If EV charg­ers are in­stalled in the shop­ping mall, it would be a waste to in­stall a fast charger as the av­er­age time a shop­per spends at a mall is more than an hour. There­fore, a lower-pow­ered charger is more suitable.

“Fast charg­ers are best suited for petrol sta­tions or rest stops along the high­ways, where EV own­ers need to have a quick charge to con­tinue their jour­ney,” said Jukka.

Jukka said, in Europe, there are many al­ter­na­tive ways to pay for EV charg­ing - a ser­vice that peo­ple don’t mind hav­ing to pay more. As the vol- ume of EV users in­crease, the op­er­a­tor would able to re­cover in­vest­ments faster.

“The shorter charg­ing time would al­low them to serve more cus­tomers in a day,” Jukka said.

The Terra 53 CJG sup­ports three main charg­ing stan­dards that are cur­rently in use, and are able to charge most of the EV and plug-in hy­brid cars avail­able.

The charg­ing stan­dards in­clude the Type 1 CHAdeMo DC plug, which is used on the Nis­san Leaf and Mit­subishi-i-MiEV, the com­monly-used Type 2 Men­nekes AC Plug and the com­bined charg­ing sys­tem DC plug.

It uses so­lar en­ergy, mak­ing it 100 per cent car­bon free.

Malaysia’s tar­get to de­ploy 100,000 elec­tric cars, 100,000 elec­tric scoot­ers and 2,000 elec­tric buses by 2020 will be sup­ported by 125,000 charg­ing sta­tions to ad­dress the in­creas­ing car­bon emis­sions gen­er­ated by land trans­porta­tion.

The launch of the ABB fast charger is part of the com­pany’s vi­sion to en­cour­age the move to­wards sus­tain­able mo­bil­ity and in sup­port of the gov­ern­ment’s aim to re­duce car­bon emis­sions by 45 per cent by 2030.

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