ABB Launches Terra SC Duo AC&DC Fast Charging Station to Support Next Wave of Electric Vehicles

  ABB Launches Terra SC Duo AC&DC Fast Charging Station to Support Next Wave
  of Electric Vehicles

  *New 22 kW AC & DC fast charging station developed in accordance with EN
    61851-1:2010 and CHAdeMO
  *Proven compatibility with the current and upcoming version of European
    electric vehicles including Daimler smart electric drive, Renault Zoe and
    all 2013 CHAdeMO vehicles
  *Unique AC and DC compatible design offers 30-120 minutes charging
    performance for drivers of both AC and DC fast chargeable cars

eCarTec Munich 2012

Business Wire

ZURICH -- October 22, 2012

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today launched the
Terra Smart Connect Duo, the first 22 kW AC & DC fast charging station tested
and proven to successfully support the Daimler smart electric drive and
Renault Zoe using AC charging, as well as with CHAdeMO cars such as the
publically announced Nissan EV200, Mitsubishi Outlander, Citroen Berlingo and
Peugeot Partner. The Terra Smart Connect Duo supports both DC and AC charging
equally and features an attached AC charging cable for customer convenience.
It can be easily expanded with ABB’s AC wall box satellite system, making it
the smallest and most versatile fast charging station on the market today. The
Terra SC Duo is available throughout Europe. The AC wall box satellite system
will be available later this year and offers additional compatibility to any
electric or plug-in-hybrid vehicle.

With its convenient 30-120 minutes charging time, the Terra SC Duo is an
obvious choice for fleet and infrastructure owners interested in tapping into
the growing EV charging revenue stream and complements ABB’s existing
portfolio of fast charging solutions for the highway, commercial, and office
segments. The launch of the Terra SC Duo demonstrates ABB’s leadership in
supporting the new charging standards.

The Terra SC Duo combines profitability with functional design and
state-of-the-art technology. The cloud connected Terra SC Duo is compatible
with any charging network or payment & billing platform through open standards
based interfaces, such as the widely adopted Open Charge Point Protocol
(OCPP), enabling easy and secure payments via smart-phone, parking management
terminals, RFID or pin code access. Terra SC Duo’s smart connectivity allows
remote monitoring, pro-active maintenance and functional upgrades providing
customers with the tools necessary to gather customer specific usage
statistics and reports.

“We believe it is important to offer an equal user experience to owners of
both DC and AC fast chargeable cars regardless of connection standard and
communication protocols,” said Hans Streng, General Manager of ABB’s EV
charging infrastructure group. “ABB will support all relevant charging
standards that are adopted by multiple carmakers.”

Earlier this year, ABB successfully demonstrated a functional prototype of a
Combo DC fast charging station a standard of which the first car deliveries
are expected to be from H2 2013 onwards. ABB will feature its Combo prototype
again at eCarTec as well as a live demonstration at the Combo Alliance Booth.

Towards the end of 2019, ABB estimates that the market for charging
infrastructure solutions will reach $1 billion. Since launching Europe’s first
commercially operated fast charging station in May 2010, ABB has delivered and
installed hundreds of charging stations throughout Estonia and Belgium in an
effort to encourage and proliferate e-mobility programs.

ABB invites visitors of eCarTec to come and see the Terra SC Duo (October
23-25, Hall: B2, Stand:200, Munich 2012). In addition, visitors can view a
demonstration of a live Combo charging station at the Combo Alliance Booth,
Hall:21, Stand: 709. For more information or for an image of the Terra SC Duo
, please click on

ABB ( 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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