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Introducing ABB’s new & innovative EV charger - Terra AC wallbox

Over the next few years, electric vehicle sales in Australia will continue to rise and ensuring that you have the right infrastructure in place to charge electric vehicles will become a priority. The move towards electric vehicles has been driven by several key factors including the phasing out of internal-combustion engines internationally, incentives that have been rolled out by federal & state governments and changes in consumer attitudes.

According to the Electrical Vehicle Council of Australia, in 2021, so far, we have seen 8,688 electric vehicles sold, accounting for 1.57% of the total new car sales across the country. Additionally, there are 31 models of electric vehicles for sale, this is expected to increase to 58 models by the end of 2022.

Electric Vehicle Council of Australia released results from a recent survey on consumer attitudes towards electric vehicles, with 92% of respondents identified that having charging infrastructure easily accessible, as one of the critical aspects that would encourage them to make the decision to purchase an electric vehicle.

To assist you with putting the right infrastructure in place, IPD & ABB have partnered up to power vehicles for the future with this latest and innovative electric vehicle charger - the Terra AC wallbox, providing you with an intelligent and connected charging solution.

The Terra AC wallbox has been designed with a single-phase 7.4kW / 32A and three-phase 22kW / 32A, housed in an IP54 & IK10 enclosure. The load management system within the unit ensures the charger matches the power available through its adjustable max current draw. It can also be connected to an external energy meter to measure the current draw of other loads on the system in order to provide a dynamic maximum current drawn by the charger. Additionally, the Terra AC wallbox is ready for integration with advanced smart building energy systems.

Safety is a critical consideration in all electrical products, and the Terra AC has a range of built-in safety features including overcurrent, overvoltage and undervoltage protection, integrated ground fault protection, surge protection and protective earth continuity monitoring.

This innovative product utilises smart technology, allowing users to connect to a charging session by using either ChargerSyncTM app or RFID tag. This innovative charging solution will assist you with saving money, with the Electric Vehicle Council of Australia estimating that the average electric vehicle charging cost is $4 per 100kms whereas a petrol car on average costs $14 per 100kms to fuel. To find out more about Terra AC wallbox charger contact your IPD representative today on 1300 556 601 or visit https://resources.ipd.com.au/ev-chargers/