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World’s Fastest Electric Car Charger Installed in Norway

The first thing that caught my eye about an ad regarding this news was the “never stop moving” motto alongside the Terra 360, reportedly now the world’s fastest charging station. I’m accustomed to taking my time to charge. Most days, I have a litany of things to do while I charge at a level 2 charger, the most economical option for me. Yet, some days, I need the time. So, the second thing that caught my eye was the line, “The high-power charger for everyone.” I don’t drive a Tesla that allows for charging on the highly dependable network of Tesla fast chargers out there. So, when I do prefer a fast charge, depending on location and uptime, I can end up actually losing time trying to fast charge. I do hope this new ultrafast charger makes its way to the US.

For now, the first of these ultrafast chargers are installed in Norway. The first installations for ABB’s Terra 360 are in Norway’s second largest city, Bergen, and Norwegian ski resort Geilo. This world-record charging experience will be available to Norway’s 600,000+ EV drivers.

 Terra 360 — 15 minutes or less

The company shares a stunning announcement regarding the speed of this station: “The charging stations can simultaneously charge up to two vehicles with dynamic power distribution. With a maximum output of 360 kW, the Terra 360 is a future proof solution capable of fully charging an electric car in 15 minutes or less.”

There will soon be a more widespread roll out across Norway and Sweden, and further proof that the ABB charging technology can perform well in extreme weather conditions.

Frank Muehlon, CEO of ABB E-mobility, explains: “Having recently unveiled the Terra 360 to the world, these are truly landmark launches which we are delighted to partner with Eviny on. Norway is setting the global standard when it comes to the e-mobility transition and we are excited to hear the reaction of EV drivers in one of the most advanced nations for EV adoption.”

As we all are aware, Norway leads the electric vehicle revolution, and Sweden is also near the top. Norway intends to become the first nation to end the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2025.

April 2022 Norway auto registrations. Chart by Max Holland/CleanTechnica.

Max Holland for CleanTechnica shares, “Norway, the leading country in electric transport adoption, saw plugin electric vehicle share of 84.2% in April, up from 80.1% year-on-year. April is typically a yearly low point for plugins, so this is a decent result. Overall auto volumes were down some 26% year-on-year, at 9,725 units. Fleet share of plugins now stands at 23%.”

Eviny adds to this and facilates Norway’s EV transition, with more than 400 fast chargers currently installed in more than 150 locations across the country.

March 2022 Sweden auto registrations. Chart by Max Holland/CleanTechnica.

Update to ‘Fastest Charger’

One of CleanTechnica‘s readers, Aton, shared the news of an earlier and faster charger he used recently:

“I know for a fact that there’s a faster charger available. There’s a 400kw charger on a Porsche sponsored electric charger forecourt in Spain. I’ve been there in Feb 22, but not sure how much earlier it was installed. Faster and earlier than the charger in this article.”

 

 

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Cynthia Shahan started writing after previously doing research and publishing work on natural birth practices. (Several unrelated publications) She is a licensed health care provider. She studied and practiced both Waldorf education, and Montessori education, mother of four unconditionally loving spirits, teachers, and environmentally conscious beings born with spiritual insights and ethics beyond this world. (She was able to advance more in this way led by her children.)

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