ABB has announced the launch of a strategic partnership with AFC Energy to create the next generation of high power sustainable electric vehicle charging solutions for grid constrained locations. Utilizing ABB’s energy storage solution and market leading DC electric vehicle fast chargers along with AFC Energy’s zero emission, high efficiency hydrogen fuel cell, the strategic collaboration will deliver a fully autonomous, high power EV charging system, to provide an end-to end solution for high power charging sites with limited grid connection.
The collaboration between ABB and AFC Energy aims to support the delivery of the charging infrastructure required to meet this increasing demand. It will result in a new solution that will provide a secure, efficient, flexible and reliable local power supply, with zero emissions, and will be ready for deployment initially in the UK, Europe, United States and elsewhere, by the second half of 2021.
AFC Energy is a leading provider of hydrogen power generation technology, which can provide clean electricity for on and off grid applications. The company’s standard solution provides power for charging infrastructure where traditionally a diesel generator would be used. AFC Energy plc is commercializing a scalable alkaline fuel cell system, to provide clean electricity for on and off grid applications. The technology, pioneered over the past twelve years in the UK, is now deployable in electric vehicle chargers, off-grid decentralized power systems and industrial gas plants as part of a portfolio approach to the decarbonization of local electricity needs.