And with more than 6,500 DC fast charging stations installed in 60 countries, ABB is the global leader in connected DC fast charging technology. The Terra HP, which can operate at powers of up to 350 kilowatts, is able to add nearly 200 miles (320 kilometers) of range to an EV in a time frame not much longer than needed to refuel a gas engine vehicle.
After unveiling their charging stations with new suppliers yesterday, VW's Electrify America has now announced a partnership with Walmart for the locations of those stations.More news: UK to ban sale of plastic straws in bid to fight waste
As part of its settlement agreement with the U.S. government in relation to the diesel vehicle emissions scandal, Volkswagen was ordered to put $2 billion into the development of electric vehicle charging stations throughout the country. The company is investing 2 billion USA dollars over the next 10 years in electric vehicle infrastructure and education to deploy more than 2,000 chargers across 484 sites in 17 metropolitan areas and on highways in 39 US states. These new charging systems are created to provide an optimal driver experience offering fast, convenient and reliable service whenever and wherever they need it.. "Walmart is the ideal partner for Electrify American to bring charging services to EV owners who value their time".
EV owners can manage their charging session with a smartphone via the Electrify America app, so customers can plug, pay, charge and go with greater convenience.More news: Brundle tips Ricciardo to replace Hamilton
Commenting on the launch Frank Mühlon, Head of ABB's Global Business for Electric Vehicle Charging, said: "We are committed to supporting the expansion of electric vehicle charging systems across the globe to drive cleaner environments". While VW continues to push electric vehicles with four important concepts in development, it now has only one on the market, the 125-mile range e-Golf.
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Electrify America's charging systems will have a range in power from 50kW, the most commonly used fast charging for electric vehicles today, up to 350kW. Those of you who have an electric vehicle now will still be able to use these stations though, as the company says each one will be outfitted with a 50kW CHAdeMO charger (meaning Tesla owners can use these as well), along with dual-handle dispensers that feature 50 to 350KW CCS1 connectors.