“For the first time in India, ABB showcased the Terra HP fast-charging system, which can power up a car for 200 km in just a single charge in just 8 mins. It is ideally suited for highway rest stops and petrol stations, where the highest power is required to minimize charging time,” an ABB statement said.
According to the statement, ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer was present here at the MOVE Global Mobility Summit 2018 at Vigyan Bhavan. He was one of the key industry leaders to deliver his views at the inaugural session in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In his address, Ulrich commended the Indian government for its ambitious and enlightened vision for transforming the transport system to e-mobility.
He further highlighted some of ABB’s technologies with which they look forward to support India’s e-mobility revolution.
He said that the ABB’s presence in India dates back over a century, and the company has been manufacturing here for 60 years.
The ABB is helping India to achieve its ambitious goals of moving towards a stronger, smarter and greener grid; advancing industrial development through the “Make in India” initiative; and shifting towards a low-carbon, sustainable transport system, the statement said.
“ABB is extremely proud and privileged to be partnering with the Indian government and Niti Aayog, as well as customers and technical institutes to support India’s development. In India, we are working with partners, including OEMs and Niti Aayog on EV charging models,” Ulrich said.
Today, ABB has the largest installed base of fast-chargers worldwide – 8,000 stations in 68 countries.
“A few months ago, at the Hanover industry fair in Germany, the ABB launched a new record-breaking, new Terra High Power EV charger, which is able to deliver enough charge in just eight minutes to power an electric car for 200 kilometers. The company has brought one of these fast-chargers to this event.
“We are a technology leader in e-mobility for buses: our revolutionary flash-charging TOSA system keeps buses running all day with 20-second bursts at selected stops,” he added.
In his closing remarks, Ulrich said that India can leapfrog other nations by embracing e-mobility now, and become a world leader in sustainable transport, while reducing emissions and dependence on imported fossil fuels. At the same time, India can use e-mobility as a lever to move its industry up the value chain and to drive economic growth.