Argentina soon will have its first nationwide network of fast charging stations, as ABB, QEV Argentina, and YPF have come together to start a massive project.

Up to 220 DC fast chargers to be installed by electro-mobility specialist QEV Argentina. at some 110 YPF (Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales) service stations.

According to the companies, QEV Argentina and YPF ordered three-head ABB Terra 53 CJG units, equipped with CCS Combo, CHAdeMO and AC plugs  - power outputs up to 50 kW.

"The DC fast chargers take between 15-30 minutes for 80-90 percent battery charge, just enough time to drink a coffee. The chargers are compatible with the three main charging standard protocols on the market (CCS, CHadeMo, AC). In addition, through cloud-based technology consumers can locate the nearest charging point and make payment through the credit card application."

Paolo Pescali, Lead Division manager for ABB's Electrification Products division in South America, said:

"As a leader in EV charging we are proud to be a part of bringing our technology across Argentina to drive adoption of cleaner mobility. Our charging points are part of the ABB AbilityTM portfolio of digital solutions, where cloud connectivity allows our customers to do more - in this case we can provide a more reliable infrastructure and additional functionality to end consumers."