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AFC Energy and ABB Partner on clean EV charging solution

UK hydrogen power specialist to bring hydrogen powered EV charging to a global market

December 16, 2020  by CM Staff

DUNSFOLD — AFC Energy, a provider of hydrogen power generation technologies, announces on Dec. 16 a strategic partnership with ABB, a company in the electrification and digitalisation technologies industry, operating in over 100 countries, to develop the next generation of high power electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions.

With the global EV charging market expected to exceed US$140bn by 2030, this collaboration will support the worldwide delivery of the charging infrastructure required to meet such a demand. It will also create a new solution that will provide secure and reliable local power supplies with zero emissions. The joint system will be ready for deployment initially in the UK, Europe, United States and elsewhere, by the second half of 2021.

Frank Muehlon, Head of ABB’s global business for E-mobility Infrastructure Solutions, said: “ABB has led the way in e-mobility solutions and is proud to have played a key role in driving EV adoption rates across the world. This partnership with AFC Energy allows us to continue to push the boundaries of e-mobility, specifically targeting off-grid applications and thus enabling a much wider reach of e-mobility based on clean energy.

The partnership will focus efforts on the joint deployment of integrated high power EV charging systems across key ABB markets, including private and logistics vehicle hubs, charge point operators, and urban transportation. The charging systems could also be used to power marine and vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) craft as electrification continues to permeate the aviation and marine industries.

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ABB entered the EV-charging market in 2010, and to date has sold more than 17,000 ABB DC fast chargers across 80 countries.