Swiss firm brings in cloud-based e-vehicle charging stations

ABB, a global industrial technology firm, partnered with QEV Philippines to supply 200 Terra 53 electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging stations in the Philippines for the next three years. Four EV charging stations are expected to be installed in select gasoline stations in Metro Manila during the first quarter of 2018.

ABB is a leader in all phases of the EV value chain, from seamlessly managing the flow of electricity from grid to vehicle to integrating service information and payments. ABB has installed more than 6,000 cloud-based charging solutions in over 55 countries.

“ABB is delighted to be involved in bringing game-changing technologies to the transportation landscape in the Philippines,” said Frank Mühlon, head of ABB’s Global Business for Electric Vehicle Charging. He further elaborated, “This is an important step in moving away from fossil fuel-dependent vehicles to cleaner, more sustainable options.”

ABB supplies Terra 53 chargers as part of a broader cloud-enabled network. As part of the ABB Ability™ portfolio of connected solutions, the network allows users to access internet-based connected services such as remote assistance, tailored diagnostic troubleshooting and repair, and remote updates and upgrades.

The Terra 53 charger is a cost-effective, all-in-one, multi-standard AC and DC fast charger that is compatible with e-vehicles, such as jeepneys that run on lithium ion batteries. Fast-charging stations like Terra 53 should be able to charge batteries from 20% to up to 80% in 15 minutes. Using EVs will help eliminate fuel-dependent vehicles and encourage the use of clean and renewable energy.

With a more sustainable mobility plan, ABB and QEV Philippines will work hand-in-hand to promote a cleaner environment while supporting the government’s public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization program. Starting this year, QEV will be seeking assistance from the government to convert 10,000 units of jeepneys to eco-friendly e-jeeps annually.

“Together with ABB, QEV fully supports the government’s public utility vehicle modernization program. Our vision to convert some 20,000 jeepneys into cleaner EVs will help operators reduce energy and maintenance costs,” said QEV Philippines General Manager Audrey Penaranda.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner of Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees. www.abb.com.

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