Audi partners with ABB to help charge its first all-electric vehicle


Technology leader ABB has teamed up with Audi and JET Charge to offer the latest in high power electric vehicle (EV) charging to support the release of Audi’s first fully battery electric vehicle into the Australian market.

To ensure a premium charging customer experience, Audi has selected to install ABB’s Terra HP high power charger at its main Audi Customer Centres in Melbourne and Sydney.

Providing a 175kW DC charging power, the Terra HP can charge a vehicle to 80 per cent in 30 minutes and to 100 per cent in 45 minutes, enabling a range of 200 kilometres in as little as eight minutes.

2020 Audi e-tron

The Audi e-tron has two electric motors with a total output of 300kW and 664Nm of torque and has a 0-100km/hr of 5.7 seconds. It will cover over 400km on a single charge and is the first series production vehicle that can charge at fast charging stations with direct current (DC) at up to 150kW. It is also comfortable charging its 95kWh battery at home using normal 240 volt AC power in a “top up” scenario.

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“The rapid charging capability of the all-new Audi e-tron required our dealers to be equipped with chargers that were up to the job,” said Sophie Powell, Network and Innovation Manager at Audi Australia.

“Our existing partnership with JET Charge allowed us to choose ABB as a preferred supplier for our fast-charging infrastructure. Thanks to this arrangement, we look forward to offering our customers the very best charging experience.”.

JET Charge will be installing the chargers at Audi’s customer centres and is Audi’s recommended EV charging infrastructure partner across Australia.

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“With over 10 years expertise in the EV charging market, ABB is the perfect partner for both JET Charge and Audi to jointly deliver on the future of e-mobility in Australia,” said Tim Washington, Director, JET Charge Australia.

David Sullivan, Head of Electrification, ABB Australia, added: “As part of our Mission to Zero, ABB Electrification is at the forefront of developing smart and sustainable technology for the future of transportation and we are delighted to be collaborating with Audi and JET Charge to offer Audi customers the best EV experience.”

ABB has unrivalled expertise in developing sustainable transport solutions. Since entering the EV-charging market a decade ago, ABB has sold more than 14,000 ABB DC fast chargers across more than 80 countries. ABB recently received the Global E-mobility Leader 2019 award for its role in supporting the international adoption of sustainable transport solutions.

ABB’s e-mobility leadership is also demonstrated by its partnership with Formula E, the world’s first fully electric international FIA motorsport series. The ABB FIA Formula E Championship series provides a platform to test e-mobility electrification and digitalization technologies in competitive racing. Together, ABB and Formula E are ideally positioned to push the boundaries of e-mobility.

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