Swiss-Swedish company ABB E-Mobility has announced a new AC charging solution for electric vehicles that will be released later this year. The Terra Home wallbox will have the unique feature of giving preference to electricity from renewable sources.
The company conducted a global study, in which 90% of respondents stated that they felt a responsibility to act more sustainably. The new wallbox aims to make it easier for customers to reduce their carbon footprint when charging their electric vehicles. The charging capacity of the wallbox has not been specified, but it will likely vary depending on the market in which it is released.
The Terra Home will also support Plug&Charge, which allows for automatic communication between the vehicle and the charger and enables only the owner to charge their vehicle without the need for further authentication through an app or RFID card, even if the wallbox is located in a publicly accessible area.
The Terra Home wallbox, will have the ability to connect to the cloud, enabling remote maintenance by ABB experts and the ability to receive firmware updates. The charging status can be monitored through the ABB E-Mobility app, which can also be used for authentication.
The wallbox is designed with a simple look and will be offered in a variety of housing options, including a wood-look variant in addition to the traditional metal housing. No prices have been announced for the Terra Home or any potential customization options.
“As we mark the start of yet another pivotal year in our drive to enable a low-carbon society, the survey results demonstrate that drivers are ready and willing to make the journey alongside us,” said Leon van de Pas, senior vice president of the Destination Charging business line at ABB E-Mobility. “Offering unprecedented user choice, the new Terra Home provides the flexibility for an even greater number of people to simply and stylishly embrace the transition to electric mobility.”