ABB receives CE marking for EV fast-charging multi-standard solutions

Terra 53 is the industry’s first CCS compatible DC fast charging station to pass independent European compliance testing.

Zurich, Switzerland, September 24, 2013 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today announced that it has received CE marking approval for its 50 kilowatt (kW) Terra 53 CCS DC fast charging station for electric vehicles. The certification demonstrates compliance with the relevant European Union directives for safety.

ABB is the first supplier of CCS DC fast charging solutions to pass CE testing by an independent notified conformity assessment body. ABB’s Terra 53 systems are fully compliant with the requirements of the electromagnetic compatibility and low voltage directives, which were designed to ensure safety of electrical equipment and its users. The Terra 53 will also be available in dual and triple outlet configurations, serving all electric vehicles present on the European roads, supporting CCS, CHAdeMO and AC Type 2, Mode 3.

"To support the rollout of nationwide charging networks in Estonia, Denmark, Northern Ireland, The Netherlands and more to come, we’ve been relentlessly focused on adhering to industry-leading public standards of connectivity, quality and reliability. CE certification by an independent certification body is a clear recognition of our commitment to these principles and demonstrates the robustness and high level of safety of our new and already installed public and private charging stations" said Hans Streng, Senior Vice President and General Manager of ABB’s EV Charging Infrastructure Product Group.

ABB recently participated in BMW and Volkswagen’s Interoperabilty workshops with the Terra 53 and demonstrated successful charging of the next generation of CCS compatible EV’s. Most recently, BMW used ABB’s Terra 53 at the IAA Live-Drive event in Frankfurt to charge the BMWi3.

ABB’s Terra charging stations offer an unparalleled range of connectivity options to help operators run their network more efficiently, including remote monitoring & management and a connectivity platform supporting seamless non-proprietary integration with back-office systems, payment solutions and access management systems. All Terra systems can additionally be supported by ABB’s Network Operations Center (NOC), which provides remote maintenance, software updates and industry-leading equipement and network uptime.

For more information on ABB’s EV infrastructure please visit www.abb.com/evcharging.

ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 145,000 people.

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