ABB Terra 53 Z Launches With China’s GB DC Fast-Charge Standard

3 years ago by Mark Kane 4

ABB Terra 53 Z

ABB Terra 53 Z

Yes, So The ABB 22 kW Wall Box At $3,200 Is Both A Little Pricey...And A Touch Large

The ABB 20 kW DC Wall Box We Caught Earlier This Year In China

ABB announced its newewst Terra 53 model with the DC GB plug standard used in China. It is called Terra 53 Z and, as all with ABB chargers, is available with power of up to 50 kW.

To date, the most advanced version of Terra 53 CJG had DC CHAdeMO and CCS in one of two variants for US or Europe plus 3-phase AC in Europe. The Z rather will not be combined with those standards in China.

ABB will manufacture Terra 53 Z in Shenzhen at its recently established base for electric vehicle chargers.

“Terra 53 Z can be widely used at public charging stations, EV fleet parking lots and highway service stations to charge personal e-vehicles as well as some minibuses and EVs used for logistics. With this high power DC fast charger compliant with GB standard, of which the rated power is up to 50kW, a 20-minutes charging could give a normal electric vehicle enough power to drive another 100 km.”

“The launch of the Terra 53 Z DC fast charger turns the Terra 53 series into the world’s first DC fast charging solution to offer specific types complying with the three main stream charging standards: SAE Combo, CHAdeMo and China GB. The Terra 53 series has been applied in several overseas projects including the country-wide EV charging network in the Netherlands which will be completed in 2015.”

Separately, ABB announced that it has decided to install electric vehicle charging equipment at selected offices in Shanghai and Shenzhen to facilitate charging for local staff who drive electric vehicles and will incorporate electric vehicles into its company fleet.

Earlier, ABB announced that it will supply 10 and 20 kW wallboxes to DENZA customers.

“Since 2010, ABB has started to work with the local partners and governments on pilot projects. Earlier this year, ABB and Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co., Ltd signed a strategic cooperation to supply DC fast charging wallboxes over the next six years. The wallboxes are customized especially for the DENZA electric vehicle and will be sold through DENZA’s distribution network.”

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4 responses to "ABB Terra 53 Z Launches With China’s GB DC Fast-Charge Standard"

  1. Mike I says:

    That Denza 22kW DC “wall box” looks awfully similar to the recently announced BMW CCS 25kW charger. Even though I had seen the Denza announcement before, it didn’t occur to me how similar they look at the time of the BMW announcement.

    1. Mr. M says:

      That a wall box looks similar to another wall box is no surprise. Most wall boxes are made rectangular, not circular and are around the same size, because electric components are typically the same size…

      1. ELROY says:

        Yeah, the BMW box is at least twice as thick, but has a smaller face. It’s boxer than this one. I don’t think they are related.

  2. Scott Franco says:

    Cool, another DC charger standard. When does every country get their own?