ABB has introduced the third generation of its Terra HP (High Power) fast-charging station. The new station is the further development of the second-generation Terra HP, which has over 2,500 installations to date. This third generation can charge one electric car with up to 350 kW and 500 A or two vehicles simultaneously with up to 175 kW and 375 A.
That being said, the charging line of 350 kW or 2×175 kW only applies to the version with two CCS connections. With the version with one CCS cable and one CHAdeMO port, the CHAdeMO port is limited to 100 kW (500 volts, 200 amps). With CCS, up to 500 amps are possible and the voltage ranges from 150 to 920 volts, which means that ABB considers the Terra HP to be well-positioned for all current electric cars and the coming generation.
The third generation is supposed to be a classic further development of the current Terra HP. ABB had unveiled the first Terra HP at Hannover Messe 2018. Among other things, the new HPC station is said to distinguish itself by being quieter even when charging at 500 amps. ABB says the cable management has been improved, and now the 5.3-metre-long cables can be rolled up automatically.
Visually, the Gen III resembles the second generation. With its LED lights in the recess, the nearly 2.50-metre-high column is designed to make it easier to find the charging station in a large car park. It is also intended to illuminate the charging point at night.
The charging column itself weighs 220 kilograms, the associated power cabinet with the installed power modules weighs 1.34 tonnes. According to ABB, the housings of both components are distinguished by their vandalism-proof design.
Customers will not only be able to customise the housing and the colours of the LEDs. According to the Swiss-Swedish company, they will also benefit from the numerous possible payment methods and the modularity of the Terra HP.