Japan’s e-Mobility Power (eMP) has teamed up with ABB to to modernize the country’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
eMP is a joint venture between Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO) and Chubu Electric Power – two of Japan’s biggest utility companies.
As part of the project, ABB will install its newly launched ‘Terra 184’ EV chargers across the country to offer users quick and convenient charging options anytime, anywhere
This should help accelerate Japan’s shift towards sustainable mobility and is being viewed as a broader push to increase the share of EVs and plug-in hybrids to between 20%-30% by 2030, from just 1 percent in 2018.
To date, over 250,000 fully electric or plug in hybrid cars have been sold in Japan with 7,000 high power chargers (> 20kW) and 18,000 chargers (3~6kW) currently in operation.
As part of the deal, eMP will replace obsolete chargers with more than 250 Terra 184 units at stores located on the roadside, along highways and other public places.
ABB’s fast and compact Terra 184 chargers can charge up to two electric vehicles simultaneously and this makes them are ideal for Japan’s cities.
The fast chargers can also be connected via ABB Ability – ABB’s unified, cross-industry, digital offering that extends from device to edge to the cloud – for centralized control and fast global service for software updates and maintenance, vital for the rapid deployment of EV charging infrastructure.
One of the reasons why eMP chose ABB is because it possesses unrivaled expertise in developing sustainable transport solutions.
Ever since entering the EV-charging market a decade ago, ABB has sold more than 14,000 DC fast chargers across more than 80 countries.
If this weren’t enough, ABB recently received the Global E-mobility Leader 2019 award for its role in supporting the international adoption of sustainable transport solutions.
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