ABB launched the Terra 53, the first 50 kW CCS (Combined Charging System) DC fast charging station compliant with BMW i3, Volkswagen e-up! and e-Golf, as well as other CCS cars expected in the market from autumn 2013 onwards. (Earlier post.)
The Terra 53 C is the first product configuration from a family of DC charging stations supporting the CCS standard. The Terra 53 C will be available for deliveries from summer 2013 throughout Europe. From autumn 2013 there will also be dual outlet configurations available, in the same compact form factor, for the German market supporting both: CCS and type 2 mode 3 fast AC charging. A triple outlet version will follow when CHAdeMO is added.
The cloud-connected Terra 53 is compatible with any charging network or payment & billing platform through open standards based interfaces, such as the widely adopted Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP), enabling easy and secure payments via smart-phone, parking management terminals, RFID or pin code access.
Terra 53’s smart connectivity allows remote monitoring, pro-active maintenance and functional upgrades providing customers with the tools necessary to gather customer specific usage statistics and reports.
ABB was the first company to demonstrate a working prototype of the CCS standard at EV26 in Los Angeles and at eCarTec in Munich in 2012.