ABB to deliver the first electric vehicle DC fast charger in Egypt

2018-03-08 - ABB solution to transform speed and efficiency of Egypt’s electric vehicle (EV) charging
As Egypt strives to reduce pollution and improve its environmental credentials, ABB has announced plans to supply the first of twelve Terra 53 multi-standard DC fast chargers to REVOLTA EGYPT, the first company to develop a comprehensive plan for the rollout of an electric vehicle infrastructure in Egypt.

REVOLTA EGYPT aims to drive EV technology into the growing Egyptian market as soon as possible, paving the way for auto dealers and customers to enjoy all the benefits of using EVs across the country.

ABB has been a pioneer in providing sustainable mobility solutions and, over the last eight years, the company has developed its portfolio to offer a range of fast charging solutions for both cars, buses and trucks. The Terra 53 combines industry standardization with fast charging technology to support all current and next generation vehicles. Its multi-protocol design allows for easy tailoring to support CCS and CHAdeMO 1.0, as well as the EN61851-1 standard for AC charging (Type 2, Mode 3).
Once the first Terra 53 has been successfully installed, REVOLTA EGYPT will showcase the charger to public officials and reputable car dealers in Egypt, and a further eleven identical chargers will be delivered by ABB for installation at petrol stations across the country.

Frank Mühlon, Head of ABB’s Global Business for Electric Vehicle Charging, said: “ABB will capitalize on its strong market leadership position and local best-in-class capabilities to continuously bring state of art developed solutions to our market and positively contribute in protecting our environment. We truly believe that this fits perfectly with Egypt’s ambitious plans for a cleaner and healthier environment.”

The Terra 53 multi-standard DC charging station is a configurable single, dual or triple outlet 50 kW fast charging station, operational in hard weather conditions from - 35 degrees to + 55 Celsius. It is ideal for use at highway rest stops, petrol stations, car dealerships and busy urban areas, such as public parking lots.

Part of the ABB AbilityTM portfolio of connected solutions, remote condition monitoring and remote troubleshooting are also important advantages of ABB chargers. By connecting chargers, service solutions and people, ABB is able to diagnose more than 90 percent of the service cases remotely, solving over 60 percent of these cases without any site intervention in the past two years. This results in significant savings on downtime, traveling, transportation, human and physical resources.
“An electric vehicle is not just a car you drive. It’s central to the role you play for a better future for humanity, a better future for our children. Driving an electric vehicle carries ethical, social and environmental responsibilities in addition to its economic advantages. We will not hesitate to make any investments or efforts to help in reducing the levels of environmental pollution in Egypt,” says Mohammed Moustafa, CEO & Founder of REVOLTA EGYPT.

ABB has provided charging solutions as part of its drive to promote sustainable mobility since 2010 and has sold more than 6,000 cloud connected DC fast chargers around the world for passenger cars and commercial vehicles.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner of Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees.