Green Car Congress  
Go to GCC Discussions forum About GCC Contact  RSS Subscribe Twitter headlines

« Audi A3 g-tron goes on sale in Germany; CO2-neutral in e-gas mode | Main | Erratum »

Print this post

DENZA EV tracking towards market introduction in China this year; ABB to supply DC fast chargers

13 February 2014

Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co., Ltd. (BDNT), the Chinese joint venture between Daimler and BYD, has selected ABB to supply DC fast chargers for BDNT’s battery-electric DENZA over the next six years. The home wall-mounted fast chargers will be sold through DENZA dealerships along with the vehicle and significantly reduces charging time. Furthermore, the DENZA vehicle will also be rechargeable at a conventional wall socket.

The wall-mounted chargers will have a number of innovations designed for user convenience and safety, such as a mobile app that allows remote monitoring and control of charging sessions, with the option of charging status change notifications. First deliveries are expected in mid-2014. The charging solution will be sold through DENZA dealerships along with the vehicle.

EVs are one of China’s seven emerging strategic industries. ABB and DENZA will work together to help support China’s efforts to increase sustainable mobility.

The Chinese government has introduced a direct current (DC) fast charging standard (GB/T 20234, analogous to CHAdeMO in Japan and the US/Europe Combo standard) to encourage technical innovation and stimulate market acceptance of EVs. The urban charging infrastructure will be a key driver for EV adoption. The GBT standard will give Chinese consumers the opportunity to conveniently charge their vehicles at home or at public charging stations. Public DC fast charging is expected to be rolled out in China in the near future.

Image
Comparison of DC charging couplers. Source: UNECE. Click to enlarge.

The battery-electric DENZA vehicle will make its debut at the Auto China trade fair in Beijing in April 2014. In Beijing, the first DENZA dealership will open its doors in the middle of this year. Further dealerships are being built up simultaneously in Shanghai and Shenzhen.

February 13, 2014 in Brief | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341c4fbe53ef01a73d771e0d970d

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference DENZA EV tracking towards market introduction in China this year; ABB to supply DC fast chargers:

Comments

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Green Car Congress © 2014 BioAge Group, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Home | BioAge Group