ABB supplies the first universal vehicle charger for a station in a Brazilian highway

Battery recharges up to 80% in half an hour. It is the only adjustable single, dual or triple output port 50 kW fast charging station.

Jundiaí, December 9, 2015 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group supplied an universal fast electric vehicle charger to the Graal 67 service station, on Anhanguera highway - in Jundiaí (State of Sao Paulo). The charging station is a partnership among CPFL Energia, the Graal chain, and CCR AutoBAn - utility responsible for managing the Anhanguera-Bandeirantes road mesh - which is implementing the first intercity lane for electric vehicles in Brazil, between Campinas and Sao Paulo.

"The charging station is a partnership between several companies in order to provide a mobility project. ABB has extensive expertise in the development, installation and maintenance of charging electric vehicles infrastructure, and we had to contribute," explains Michael Gaechter, ABB Power Conversion Business Unit General Manager.
The charger supplied by ABB is the AC/DC Fast Charger Terra 53 CJG, now operating in over 2,000 charging stations worldwide. It is compatible with electric vehicles that use SAE Combo (CCS) CHAdeMO and type 2 AC standards. Charging time ranges from 15 to 30 minutes in direct current (DC) and 30 to 60 minutes in alternating current (AC) and it can charge up to two vehicles simultaneously. The charger is an effective solution that can be easily integrated into the existing distribution network. It is the only adjustable single, dual or triple output port 50 kW fast charging station.

The ABB Terra fast chargers offers web-based access to data by different management software systems: online commercial payment platforms or power management solutions via internet. This makes it possible for remote execution of technical assistance, software updates and troubleshooting.
Creating the electric lane is part of the Electric Mobility Program run by CPFL Energia, a research and development (R&D) project to study the impact of the use of electric vehicles, financed by the R&D program at the National Electric Energy Agency (Aneel). The research, which began in 2013, will have R$ 21.2 million invested in it by 2018, the year of its completion.

About ABB

ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility, industry, and transport and infrastructure customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in roughly 100 countries and employs about 140,000 people. It is committed to the highest standards of integrity anywhere it does business.

About CPFL

With 103 years of history, CPFL Energia is the largest private company in Brazilian electricity sector and has businesses in distribution, generation, trading energy, energy services and telecommunication.

It is leader in distribution business, providing electricity to more than 7.7 million of customers in São Paulo, Rio Grande do Sul, Minas Gerais e Paraná. In the trading energy business, it is one of leader in the free market, with 14% of market share on sales energy for free consumers. It is leader on sales energy for special free clients.

In the generation business, CPFL Energia is the second largest private company in Brazil. It owns and operates 3,127 MW on diverse power generation assets around the country, including hydroelectric power plants and wind, biomass, solar and small hydroelectric power plants. It is the majority shareholder of CPFL Renováveis, leader in the production of renewable energy in Brazil.

CPFL Energia has its shares traded on BM&FBovespa’s New Market and listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) with a Sponsored Level III ADR, as well as integrates the main sustainability indexes, such as Dow Jones Sustainability Index Emerging Markets, Morgan Stanley Capital International Global Sustainability Index and BM&FBovespa's Corporate Sustainability Index.
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ABB fast charger at Brazilian highway

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