ABB, Shell to launch world’s fastest EV charger in Germany: 100km in less than 3 minutes

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ABB E-mobility and Shell announced on Monday plans to launch the first nationwide network of Terra 360’s, the world’s fastest electric car charger capable of charging 100km in less than 3 minutes. The companies plan to launch over 200 chargers across Germany in the next 12 months covering more than 1.7 million German electric car drivers.

The Terra 360 is available in different configurations that can charge multiple vehicles simultaneously. Its modular design ensures peak utilization of the charging station with dynamic power distribution. The new charger also has a maximum output of 360 kW and is capable of fully charging3an electric car in 15 minutes or less.

Frank Muehlon, CEO of ABB E-mobility, added: “As a global leader in EV charging infrastructure, we believe in the power of together; that when innovation and collaboration come together we can collectively contribute to mitigating the impacts of climate change and enable a lower carbon society.”

“With the transportation sector alone responsible for approximately 29 percent of total greenhouse gases globally, the importance of working collaboratively to drive change has never been more critical and we are delighted to be partnering with Shell on this milestone launch.”

ABB E-mobility recently signed a global framework agreement with Shell to supply ABB’s end-to-end portfolio of AC and DC charging stations. The portfolio ranges from the AC wallbox for home, work or retail installations to the Terra 360 which is ideal for refueling stations, urban charging stations, retail parking and fleet applications.

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