As part of this partnership, ABB will provide custom-made, compact fast chargers for each of the participating teams in this new electric racing series. The Terra DC fast chargers were specially designed for the series and are capable of quickly charging the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY racecars in the short breaks between practice, qualifying and the races.
The compact design also allows for the chargers to be easily transported to the series’ 10 rounds, keeping freight to a minimum. The partnership builds on ABB’s role as title sponsor of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship and extends the company’s commitment to support and expand the future of e-mobility.
The Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY is the world’s first all-electric, production-based racing series. It will take place on the same weekends and on the same city street circuits as the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. The series, which will exclusively feature up to 20 Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY racecars, will give participating teams the chance to showcase racing talent and performance, while competing on the world stage in zero-emissions motorsport.
ABB’s Terra HP fast charger is capable of providing a typical electric vehicle with 200km (125 miles) of cruising range in just eight minutes, about the same amount of time it takes to fill up a car at a conventional gas station.
ABB entered the EV-charging market back in 2010, and today has a fast growing global installed base of 8,000 ABB DC chargers, including high power chargers up to 350 kW, installed across 68 countries—more chargers than any other manufacturer.