As EV adoption has soared in recent years, engineers have been hard at work improving charging technologies to put range anxiety to rest, in a bid to convince more potential car buyers to go electric. Now, those technologies are beginning to see the light of day, with the Swiss tech giant ABB recently launching the world’s fastest electric car charger.
Called Terra 360, the new modular charger can feed electricity to up to four vehicles at once, meaning that drivers don’t have to wait if somebody else is already charging ahead of them at the refill station, but simply use another plug. The chargers are also extremely fast, with one full charge taking no longer than 15 minutes while delivering 100km of range in less than three minutes.
“With governments around the world writing public policy that favors electric vehicles and charging networks to combat climate change, the demand for EV charging infrastructure, especially charging stations that are fast, convenient, and easy to operate is higher than ever,” says Frank Muehlon, President of ABB’s E-mobility Division.
As reported by Euronews, ABB’s Terra 360 is also wheelchair accessible and features an ergonomic cable operation system that helps drivers plugin without difficulty. According to ABB, the chargers will available in Europe and the United States by the end of 2021, with Latin America and Asia Pacific regions set to follow in 2022.
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