ABB's new Terra 360 has a capacity of, you guessed it, 360kW and theoretically has the ability to charge any capable electric vehicle in less than 15 minutes, and deliver 100km, or 62 miles, of range in less than three minutes. The new kit is set to arrive in Europe by the end of the year, and will roll out in the US and elsewhere in 2022.
The unique four-berth charger is designed to deal with up to four EVs at once, ideal for increasing the charging capacity at existing refuelling stops or reducing the footprint of new infrastructure - and meaning people will have to wait around and queue less until a free charger becomes available.
The Terra 360 is also wheelchair accessible and features an easy cable management system to make plugging in even easier. There's also an innovative lighting system that tells users their EV's state of charge, and their charge time remaining.
“It’s an exciting day for ABB, who as the global leader in electric vehicle fast charging, is playing a key role in enabling a low carbon society,” said Theodor Swedjemark, Chief Communications and Sustainability Officer at ABB. “With road transport accounting for nearly a fifth of global CO2 emissions, e-mobility is critical to achieving the Paris climate goal. We will also lead by example by switching our entire fleet of more than 10,000 vehicles to non-emitting vehicles.”
ABB joined Formula E in January 2018, which made it the first title partner of an FIA-sanctioned single-seater championship. The Swiss company entered the e-mobility market back in 2010, and today has sold more than 460,000 electric vehicle chargers across more than 88 markets; over 21,000 DC fast chargers and 440,000 AC chargers.