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ABB showcases latest vehicle charging technology in Berlin

ABB, the technology and e-mobility provider, is showcasing its latest electric vehicle charging technology across six Formula E races in Berlin this month.

Tarak Mehta, president of ABB Electrification, said the Berlin E-Prix offers a platform to showcase e-mobility technology which underlines ABB’s role as a driving partner in Germany’s sustainability goals.

Mehta said: “Working directly with the manufacturers on and off-track, while continuing to improve the widespread availability of reliable and high-performing charging infrastructure which is key to driving progress in Germany.”

The German government is aiming for a 55% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, compared to 1990 levels, by which time seven to 10 million electric vehicles (EVs) should be on German roads.

It is also targeting an outright ban on the sale of combustion-engine cars by 2050. 

ABB works directly with German car manufacturer Porsche to jointly promote e-mobility, by becoming an official partner of the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E team. 

ABB also provided and installed HVC depot charging systems and electrical infrastructure for Germany’s first fully electric bus depot, after partnering with German public transport operator Hamburger Hochbahn AG.

Germany is also home to ABB’s first CO2-neutral production site in Lüdenscheid.

The Mission to Zero project uses a combination of solar power, smart energy management and a cogeneration plant to deliver enough energy to power the factory, saving 630 tonnes of CO2 emissions a year.

ABB recently gained Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) approval for its new Terra AC Wallbox EV chargers to be eligible for Government sustainable transportation grant schemes.

The Smart Transport October 2020 Conference - 'Connecting policy to solutions'

Smart Transport’s autumn conference will be held virtually across three days in October to help showcase solutions to government policy in the fast moving UK transport sector.

The bi-annual event was due to take place at etc. venues Manchester Piccadilly this October, but as a result of the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, Smart Transport has taken the decision to hold an online event instead on October 20, 21 and 22.

Smart Transport editor-in-chief Stephen Briers said: "We may have been prevented from staging the 'real' event this year, but our Virtual Smart Transport Conference will be a wonderful alternative, offering delegates, exhibitors and sponsors many of the benefits and features they love most over the three days in October.

"Our stunning digital event platform will put delegates right in the room, replicating the familiar surroundings of the conventional conference with seminars, live Q&A, polls, interactive chats and numerous network opportunities."

All speakers for the October dates will present virtually using Smart Transport’s digital event platform.

There will also be areas for delegates to network and collaborate with other senior smart transport experts on the practical steps needed for private sector solutions to turn the Government’s vision into reality.

The diverse range of private sector leaders from the intelligent transport industry will share their passion and vision to bring the concept of ‘mobility for all’ to life during the three day virtual event, including exploring how Covid-19 has greatly impacted all modes of travel.

There will also be virtual stands for all the event partners for delegates to interact with on each day of the event.

Smart Transport would like to thank its headline strategic partners for their support with this virtual event including ABB, AECOM, Centrica, DAF Trucks, Enterprise, FedEx, Geotab, Liberty Global, Macquarie, PJA, Raleigh, Renault and Worldline.

Register now for FREE entry smarttransport.org.uk

Key topics to be discussed across the three day event include:

  • Impact of Covid-19 and decarbonisation of the freight industry
  • Strategic placemaking - integrating place and mobility, ‘levelling up’ towns
  • Connected and Autonomous Vehicles in the real world: The projects and trials that prove the use case
  • Decarbonising mobility - What have we learnt from Covid-19?
  • Liveable streets, cities and towns after the lockdown
  • Bringing together public and private sector to enable innovation
  • Tackling transportation challenges with big data
  • Public transport and shared mobility

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