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Sri Lanka: ABB To Set Up Fast Charging Network

Sri Lanka: ABB To Set Up Fast Charging Network

Remote condition monitoring and troubleshooting are important benefits of the chargers

A charging network consisting of more than 100 stations will soon be set up in the island country of Sri Lanka by 2020.The first six are to be 50 kW ABB Terra 53 CJ chargers with CHAdeMO and Combo plugs.

The tender from Ceylon Electricity Board (electricity generation, distribution and transmission company) was won by ABB after several earlier installations for other customers. Sri Lanka is focusing on being more EV friendly because of its target of 20% energy from renewable sources by 2020.

The Sri Lankan area of Colombo City is to benefit from a new fleet of connected, fast electric vehicle (EV) chargers from ABB. Part of the ABB Ability portfolio of connected mobility solutions, the installation of six Terra 53 CJ chargers will not only facilitate more efficient charging of electric vehicles across the region, but will include remote monitoring and trouble shooting capabilities.

Important advantages of ABB chargers are remote condition monitoring and remote troubleshooting. ABB is enabled to diagnose more than 90 percent of service cases remotely, by connecting chargers, service solutions and people. This means that the solving of over 60 percent of these cases has been achieved locally in Sri Lanka without any site intervention over the past two years, resulting in significant savings on downtime, traveling, transportation, man-hours, and resources.

Frank Mühlon, Head of ABB’s Global Business for Electric Vehicle Charging, said that the order comes following the successful installation of ABB’s first EV charging stations in Sri Lanka for a private vendor in 2015. The multi-standard DC charging stations (Terra 51 & Terra 52) are already operational in Colombo and the greater Colombo areas, as well as a few other major locations including Kandy, Kurunegala and Kegalle.

“The ABB team has extensive experience, working with all types of projects, from small en-route installations to innovative city-wide fast charging systems. It’s this depth of knowledge and the ability to work closely with our customers that has enabled us to develop a range of future proof and connected solutions for environmentally friendly transport systems.” PWKD05072018

Last modified onWednesday, 04 July 2018 21:51
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