Electric Vehicle

ABB and Porsche will jointly develop next generation EV chargers in Japan

Technology company ABB has teamed up with Porsche Japan to develop a dedicated high-power charger for Porsche’s electric vehicles (EVs) in Japan.

ABB has entered into an agreement to deliver its electric vehicle infrastructure for Porsche Japan’s EVs, including Taycan, the automaker’s fully electric car, set to enter the Japanese market in 2020.

Under the terms, Porsche Japan will install ABB’s high-power chargers at Porsche Centers and public facilities across the country, creating a network of fast chargers for its electric vehicles. The first installation is set to go live in mid-2020. The next generation of chargers will support power levels exceeding 150 kW and compatible with the CHAdeMO fast-charging standard.

The Japanese government has set an ambitious goal to sell only new electric or hybrid vehicles by 2050 as it aims to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions that are largely responsible for global warming.
With over 10 years of expertise in the EV charging market, ABB is potentially a perfect partner to help Japan electrify its transportation system.

Source: Press Release


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