Swiss energy technology firm ABB is celebrating the sale of its one millionth electric vehicle charger since starting production 13 years ago.
ABB announced it reached the seven-digit milestone in a year in which it also doubled EV charger production capacity with the launch of a $30 million direct-current (DC) fast charger manufacturing facility in Valdarno, Italy, last summer. The company produces both DC and alternating-current (AC) chargers.
“While our continual investment in research and development shows our ongoing commitment to enhance the field of e-mobility, it is the global delivery of these solutions at scale which is integral to the realization of our goals,” ABB E-mobility CEO, Frank Mühlon, said. “I would like to thank our customers globally for their continued collaboration in hitting this one millionth charger milestone. I look forward to the millions yet to come, and to the cleaner, greener world they will help create.”
ABB began production of the European Union’s first 50-kW charger in 2010. It has advanced production to the Terra 360 model, which is capable of delivering 100 kilometers of range in less than three minutes, according to the company release.
In the past year, EnergyTech has reported a number of e-mobility stories involving ABB chargers. Those include orders from the customers as diverse as the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority, Central Ohio Transit Authority, King County Metro and EWII.
Among the major projects announced last year with the deal with energy firm EWII to provide 1,350 EV chargers at the Copenhagen Airport.
ABB E-mobility has been delivering chargers in the United States since 2012 to public, fleet and transit customers, such as EVgo, Shell, PACCAR Parts and St. Louis Metro.