ABB to install EV charger network in Singapore petrol stations
Smart fast chargers signal important new developments in accessibility and availability of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles (EV)
ABB has won a contract from Shell to deliver and commission its market-leading electric vehicle infrastructure at ten Shell stations island-wide.
The first ABB Terra 54 DC (Direct Current) fast charger has now been switched on and is ready to charge at Shell’s Sengkang station, in north-east Singapore. Additional chargers will be commissioned over the next few months.
ABB’s 50kW fast chargers, which can charge a vehicle’s battery up from zero to 80 percent within 20-30 minutes, is compatible with most EV and has been certified to perform optimally within the environment of a petrol station.
Furthermore, through ABB Ability™ connected services, the company’s advanced digital management solution, chargers will be connected to back offices, payment platforms or smart grids systems while charger status monitoring, remote diagnostics, repair and over-the-air software updates minimize downtime and keeps running costs low.
Frank Muehlon, Head of ABB’s global business for EV Charging Infrastructure, said, “With more than 11,000 DC fast chargers sold across 76 countries world-wide, ABB plays a leading role in the development of sustainable mobility with its innovative and digital technologies and has participated in a growing number of projects around the world and in Singapore. This latest project will further accelerate Singapore’s transition to a future mobility ecosystem that is safer, cleaner and more accessible.”
ABB has been contributing significantly to the rapid development of clean mobility in the country. Last year, ABB announced that it has been selected to supply its DC fast charging stations as part of an ambitious EV infrastructure initiative by SP Group to deploy 1,000 EV charging points across Singapore by 2020. ABB will also provide electric bus charging infrastructure to charge 40 single-deck electric buses that will hit the roads of Singapore in early 2020 and one of its chargers can be found powering the world’s first autonomous e-bus, currently being trialed at the NTU campus.