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PKN ORLEN signs an agreement for the supply of ABB’s next generation DC fast-charging stations for electric cars

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PKN ORLEN has signed an agreement for the supply of ABB’s next generation DC fast-charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs), as part of a project, called Terra 54.

The agreement will see the installation of 150 fast-charging EV stations located on selected transit routes across Poland and within its largest cities.

The agreement includes the design, installation and commissioning, as well as complete signage and approvals of these stations. PKN ORLEN announced that in phase one, which will be completed by the end of 2019, approximately 50 fast-charging stations from three chosen suppliers, will be in operation.

“What makes the contract stand out from the previous projects of this type is the fact that it covers a wide range of maintenance services tailored to the individual requirements of the customer, as well as availability of constant technical support,” said Frank Muehlon, Managing Director for electric vehicle charging infrastructure at ABB. “At ABB we constantly invest in ensuring proper maintenance of our devices and in the highest comfort and convenience for the end user,” he added.

The petrol stations will receive Terra 54 chargers with power of 50 kW, which are able to charge a vehicle’s battery within 20-30 minutes (in case of direct current charging).

The charger is triple-system, which means that it supports all the most popular types of adapters in Europe: CHAdeMO, CCS, Type 2 and is compatible with any EV.

Terra 54 is based on the Terra charger platform, and ABB has introduced a newer, upgraded version to meet user expectations and to adapt the model to future technical requirements that the European Union is planning to implement. The new model boasts a number of new and improved features such as brighter user displays (for clearer readability in direct sunlight) with more flexible customisation options, and optional CCV or Nayax payment terminals for use across different countries. Terra 54 also sees the introduction of upgraded payment functionality, which means users only pay for the kWh used.

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