ABB launches Terra Smart Connect (SC) charging station for UK
The Terra SC is a cost-effective direct-current (DC) charger specifically designed for convenient fast charging in commercial and office areas. It fully charges an electric car in 30-120 minutes, while the driver attends a business meeting, goes to the movies or enjoys a meal. The Terra SC is also perfectly suited for people who want to keep driving but don’t necessarily need a full charge: it can charge the battery of currently available EVs from 30% to 80% in less than half an hour.
With prices starting at £8,989 for small volume orders, the Terra SC comes standard with outdoor stainless steel housing, a full-color 8 inch intuitive touch-screen user interface and all the smart connectivity features that ABB’s Terra chargers are renowned. It is quick and easy to install at almost any location due to its ultra-thin design and simple floor and wall-mount connections, which create maximum space efficiency. In addition, the Terra SC, unlike some other DC fast chargers – uses the widely available 3-phase 32A input, which eliminates the need for a costly upgrading grid connection.
The Terra SC is a web-connected charger that comes with a full range of connectivity features, including remote assistance, management and servicing and smart software upgradeability. Its key optional features include RFiD and PIN code authorisation, a billing interface for parking operators and a web-based statistics module with data per user to support energy usage reporting. ABB’s connectivity suite supports all existing and future connection standards within the same network.
Hans Streng, senior vice president and general manager of ABB’s Product Group EV Charging Infrastructure., said: 'The launch of the Terra SC demonstrates our commitment to deliver the optimal charging solution for every possible location in the network – both in terms of functionality and affordability. With its breakthrough price, low commissioning costs, easy installation and smart design features, the Terra SC creates a much more compelling case for installing EV fast chargers at many more locations throughout Europe – providing a strong boost to the development of electric mobility.'
Martin Hale, head of Marketing and Sales of ABB’s Product Group EV Charging Infrastructure, commented: 'We are very excited about the markets the Terra SC will benefit in the UK and Ireland – We already have a large amount of interest and expect to be installing chargers this quarter.'
The Terra SC will be available for delivery in the UK in the second quarter. ABB will be showcasing their latest technology at the EV and Low CO2 Fleet Show, taking place on Wednesday 18th April at the Silverstone Wing. To register please click on this link or for more details please call 01727 739160.