ABB and Shell have announced their massive rollout of the charger installation program in Germany. ABB‘s Terra 360 can charge at a rate of 360kW and can deliver 100km of range in less than three minutes. The charger can also charge four cars simultaneously, but the speed will split four ways.
Shell and ABB will install over 200 chargers across Germany in 12 months. Shell and ABB will ensure a charger is available for more than 1.7 million German electric car drivers.
The project supports Shell’s goal to install approximately 500,000 EV chargers worldwide by 2025 and 2.5 million by 2030.
István Kapitány, Global Executive Vice President for Shell Mobility, commented: “At Shell, we aim to be the leader in EV charging by offering our customers charging when and where it is convenient for them. For drivers on the go, particularly those on long journeys, charging speed is key, and every minute waiting can make a big difference to their journey. For fleet owners, speed is important for top-up charging during the day that keeps EV fleets moving. This is why, through our partnership with ABB, we are pleased to offer our customers the fastest charging available first in Germany and soon in other markets.”
The Shell Recharge network of Terra 360 chargers will be powered by 100% renewable energy and will meet the growing demand for EV infrastructure as the adoption of EVs is accelerating.
Frank Muehlon, CEO of ABB E-mobility, said, “As a global leader in EV charging infrastructure, we believe in the power of together; that when innovation and collaboration come together, we can collectively contribute to mitigating the impacts of climate change and enable a lower carbon society.”
“With the transportation sector alone responsible for approximately 29 percent of total greenhouse gases globally, the importance of working collaboratively to drive change has never been more critical, and we are delighted to be partnering with Shell on this milestone launch.” He added.