ABB announced the launch of its new Terra AC wallbox. The wallbox is designed to meet the demand for affordable connected charging in homes and businesses.
The new Terra AC wallbox is available in up to 22kW variants to ensure compatibility with the electrical system of homes and buildings.
It will be available in select markets, including Europe, over the coming months and available globally by May 2020. Customers can order for the AC wallbox via ABB partner network.
“Already leading the DC fast charging market, we recognized the need to draw on our extensive experience to develop a game changing AC solution for overnight or longer duration charging in homes and businesses,” Frank Muehlon, head of ABB’s global business for E-mobility Infrastructure Solutions, said.
The global electric vehicle (EV) market share will climb to at least 3 percent in 2020 and accelerate to more than 50 percent by 2040.
The Terra AC wallbox benefits from connectivity that enables configuration and software updates via a dedicated App or remotely via the cloud, providing flexibility and minimizing the need for onsite intervention and maximizing uptime and efficiency.
Meanwhile, each charger is equipped with a high accuracy revenue grade energy meter that can be integrated with smart building energy management systems, allowing advanced load management features. This enables home and business owners to adjust the power of assets as needed to maximize charging power and cost efficiency.
ABB entered the EV-charging market back in 2010, and today has sold more than 13,000 ABB DC fast chargers across over 80 countries.