ABB delivers fast-charging station for electric vehicles to Kaufland

The largest FMCG retail chain in Bulgaria selected ABB to deliver a fast-charging station for electric vehicles for company’s newest store in Bulgaria.

ABB's fast-charging installation in newest store of Kaufland in Sofia
The modern multi-standard fast charging station TERRA 53 CJG is already operational in Kauflands’s newest store in Sofia, which was officially inaugurated on February 16th. All electric vehicle owners now have the opportunity to fast-charge their cars for free while shopping. The new installation is compatible with all electric vehicles on the Bulgarian market and is using the CHAdeMO, CCS and Type 2 AC standards and provide charging cycles between 15-60 minutes, depending on the capacity of the separate car battery.

The Terra 53 multi-standard DC charging station is a configurable single, dual or triple outlet 50 kW fast charging station, operational in hard weather conditions from - 35 degrees to + 55 Celsius. By connecting chargers, service solutions and people, ABB is able to diagnose more than 90% of the service cases remotely, solving over 60% of these cases without any site intervention in the past two years. This results in significant savings on downtime, traveling, transportation, man-hours, and resources. Remote condition monitoring and remote troubleshooting are important advantages of ABB chargers. The Terra 53 is ideal for use at highway rest stops, petrol stations, car dealerships and busy urban areas, such as public parking lots.

“ABB is a leading provider of fast-charging solutions all around Europe and I’m extremely happy that Kaufland trusted us with this installation in their newest store in Sofia,” said Ekkehard Neureither, Country Managing Director of ABB in Bulgaria. “If we want to see more electrical vehicles on the Bulgarian roads and to reduce the CO2 emissions, it’s crucial to expand the fast-charging infrastructure all around the country”, added Mr. Neureither.

Kaufland is one of the largest grocery stores chains in Europe, with over 127 000 employees across several countries. In Bulgaria, the company employs more than 6800employees in 57 stores and is taking care to deliver fresh and high-quality products to the local market every day.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 132,000 employees. www.abb.com.

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