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ABB receives CE marking for EV fastcharging multi-standard solutions

Terra 53 is the industry’s first CCS compatible DC fast charging station to pass independent
European compliance testing
Zurich, Switzerland (Tuesday 24th September 2013) – ABB, the leading power and automation
technology group, today announced that it has received CE marking approval for its 50-kilowatt (kW)
Terra 53 CCS DC fast charging station for electric vehicles. The certification demonstrates
compliance with the relevant European Union directives for safety.
ABB is the first supplier of CCS DC fast-charging solutions to pass CE testing by an independent
notified conformity assessment body. ABB’s Terra 53 systems are fully compliant with the
requirements of the electromagnetic compatibility and low voltage directives, which were designed to
ensure safety of electrical equipment and its users. The Terra 53 will also be available in dual and
triple outlet configurations, serving all electric vehicles present on the European roads, supporting
CCS, CHAdeMO and AC Type 2, Mode 3.
“To support the rollout of nationwide charging networks in Estonia, Denmark, Northern Ireland, The
Netherlands and more to come, we’ve been relentlessly focused on adhering to industry-leading
public standards of connectivity, quality and reliability. CE certification by an independent certification
body is a clear recognition of our commitment to these principles and demonstrates the robustness
and high level of safety of our new and already installed public and private charging stations” said
Hans Streng, Senior Vice President and General Manager of ABB’s EV Charging Infrastructure
Product Group.
ABB recently participated in BMW and Volkswagen’s Interoperabilty workshops with the Terra 53 and
demonstrated successful charging of the next generation of CCS compatible EV’s. Most recently,
BMW used ABB’s Terra 53 at the IAA Live-Drive event in Frankfurt to charge the BMWi3 .
ABB’s Terra charging stations offer an unparalleled range of connectivity options to help operators
run their network more efficiently, including remote monitoring & management and a connectivity
platform supporting seamless non-proprietary integration with back-office systems, payment solutions
and access management systems. All Terra systems can additionally be supported by ABB’s Network
Operations Center (NOC), which provides remote maintenance, software updates and industryleading
equipement and network uptime.
For more information on ABB’s EV infrastructure please see here.
ABB ( is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry
customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of
companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 145,000 people.


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