ABB First To Bring Combined Charging System, And Multistandard To Market

5 years ago by Jay Cole 15

Nissan LEAF Or Chevrolet Spark EV, ABB Has Your Covered By Offering Both Individual And Multistandard Support

Nissan LEAF Or Chevrolet Spark EV, ABB Has Your Covered By Offering Both Individual And Multistandard Support

ABB, maker of the Terra 51 CHAdeMO fast charging station, announced today that it is also supporting the new Combined Charging System (CCS), and will bring a new lineup of products to market in 2013.

ABB will feature both a stand-alone CCS charging station as well as a multistandard station.   The latter will let potential plug-in electric car buyers not worry about what protocol (CHAdeMO or CSS) their vehicle is optioned with.  Now everyone can be satidfied.

“The new multistandard functionality will be available in Europe in the second quarter of 2013 including a special CCS version for car dealerships, followed by a targeted launch in the USA in the second half of 2013. The expansion of the ABB fast charging portfolio brings together European standardization and fast charging technology reducing infrastructure complexity and dramatically improving charging compatibility across all EV brands. “

Terra 53 System - Designed Primarily For Commercial And Fleet Applications, Allows For CHAdeMO, CSS, And Level 2/Fast AC Charging

Terra 53 System – Designed Primarily For Commercial And Fleet Applications, Allows For CHAdeMO, CSS, And Level 2/Fast AC Charging

According to the company, ABB was the first company to show-off a working prototype of the CCS standard at EV26 in Los Angeles last year.

All 3 stations are rated at 50 kW, while a 20 kW variant will be launched in both single CCS and multistandard outlets later this year. similar to the current CHAdeMO 20kW stations they offer for workplace  and retail locations.

Cost on these new systems?  Still very much unknown.

PDF link to new multistandard DC charging station can be found here.

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15 responses to "ABB First To Bring Combined Charging System, And Multistandard To Market"

  1. George B says:

    Great report, Jay, as always. Would you consider starting a thread on MNL? I’m sure quite a few people might want to hear it and have an opinion to share.

    1. Jay Cole says:

      I’m just glad to see some of these multi-functional chargers starting to come out. We really need to see some ‘common sense’ solutions from the iindependents. Clearly we are not going to see it from the OEMs.

      1. George B says:

        Indeed, there is pretty strong bias against the SAE connector in the LEAF community. I wanted to use the approach ABB is taking as an example of how things can be worked out to everyone’s satisfaction. As an aside, is it possible to create a user profile for comments? I just did that couple of days ago on plugincars.com

  2. evnow says:

    Has anyone installed one of these (the chademo ones) in the US, yet ?

  3. George B says:

    Yes, there are couple at BMW HQ in Woodcliff Lake, NJ:

    1. I’m curious now George. That’s my picture where did you get it from?

        1. Funny thing is I didn’t even realize it was THAT George B. I was thinking is was someone else that isn’t in our group Jay! I certainly don’t mind I wouldn’t have put it up there if it wasn’t for public consumption! 🙂

      1. As you can see it has a CHAdeMO connector. The unit was just installed and they didn’t even have the CCS connector at the time. It has since been swapped out for a CCS connector so they can use it on the cars they are testing there.

  4. evnow says:

    May be I should restate – has anyone installed a charger that is available to public for charging Leaf/i ?

    1. Jon says:

      yes, they’re around…depends on where you are.

      1. Josh says:

        I think he means specifically this ABB charger specifically not any CHAdeMO.

        At ABBs big annual show in Houston they were showing off this charger and even had a LEAF on the floor.

  5. Calos says:

    Hi, here is a dual fast charge point, with more than a year on the market.

    http://bluemobility.es/flash/

    And a picture when I’ve used on february 2012.

  6. Herm says:

    Has SAE finalized the specs on the plug yet?.. I think they are still working at it.