ABB Multi-Standard Rapid Chargers Coming To Northumberland, UK
The UK is slowly switching from dominant DC CHAdeMO chargers to more universal multi-standard units.
In Northumberland in North East England, the Northumberland County Council decided to install 20 multi-standard chargers from ABB. These triple-outlet rapid chargers will be able to supply every electric car with fast charge capability (excluding Tesla, which can “slowly” suck 10 or 20 kW via three-phase Type 2 plug depending on on-board charger).
The ordered Terra 53CJG units have CHAdeMO and Combo plugs with DC power of up to 50 kW. Maximum for Type 2 is 43 kW and only Renault ZOE can be charged this way at full power.
What’s even more interesting is that the UK is on the way to have hundreds of fast charging stations:
“The installation is part of a network of over 500 rapid charge points nationwide, part funded by OLEV (Department for Transport’s, Office for Low Emission Vehicles). It is one of OLEV’s largest rapid charging electric vehicle projects and was awarded to ABB by Jewson on behalf of Northumberland County Council. The multi-standard, triple-outlet rapid chargers will be installed in strategic locations across Northumberland with connection to the Pay As You Go national network provided by Charge Your Car.”
Vincent Thurlby of Jewson commented:
“We fully support this EV charging initiative and are excited to be part of this emerging transport revolution.”
Graham Barlow of ABB Power Conversion remarked:
“Northumberland County Council chose ABB for its proven expertise in deploying and managing nationwide EV charging networks. ABB provides the chargers and industry-leading software solutions for remote servicing as well as connectivity to subscriber management and payment systems.”