BP has launched its pilot DC fast charging station for electric vehicles (EV) in China, jointly established and operated by BP and 66 iFuel, opened in Jiading District, Shanghai. ABB provided 10 Terra 63Z DC fast chargers for this pilot project.
The cooperation with 66 iFuel on this pilot represents BP’s entry into China’s EV charging infrastructure market and follows its acquisition of Chargemaster, the operator of the UK’s largest EV charging network, in June 2018.
66 iFuel is an EV fast charging service provider with a commitment to user experience and operational efficiency, launched by Shenzhen Jiama Energy Technology Co., Ltd. At present, its charging network focuses on the Yangtze River Delta and the Pearl River Delta. The company is committed to providing EV users with reliable, convenient and speedy modern energy services while making unremitting efforts to promote the use of new energy, the improvement of energy efficiency and the development of modern livable cities. So far, 66 iFuel has established 40 charging stations in China.
The 10 Terra 63Z DC fast chargers provided by ABB are part of ABB Ability, the company’s unified, cross-industry digital offering. ABB Ability delivers web-enabled connectivity that allows e-mobility charging network operators to perform several functions, including remote monitoring and configuring of charging points. This enables the remote diagnose over 90% faults, reducing site services by more than 60%, significantly improving usage efficiency and making the chargers suitable for a range of applications including urban public locations, gas stations and commercial spaces. With 24/7 intelligent connectivity and all-around guarantee, the Terra DC chargers provide a more stable, faster and more reliable user experience.
ABB Ability also enables the flexibility to connect to any charging network, back-office, payment or energy management solution, features which have won wide praise from ABB customers. In addition, the Terra series of DC chargers include a range of security features such as an interlocking mechanism, heating and dehumidification, smart self-inspection, charging connector back-in-place management, 30mA leakage protection, smoke sensing and tilt sensing.
Frank Muehlon, Managing Director for ABB’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure business and Allen Dong, Local Product Manager for Electric Vehicle Infrastructure were present at the opening ceremony.
Frank Muehlon, commented: “ABB plays a leading role in the development of sustainable mobility with its innovative and digital technologies and has participated in numerous projects around the world. ABB looks forward to closer cooperation with BP and 66 iFuel in the future.”