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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.

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The UK’s most senior public and private sector transport leaders discussed the impact of Covid-19, achieving the Government’s decarbonisation ambitions, the need for more efficient living and better health, and much more.

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