ABB has completed its acquisition of a majority stake in Chargedot Shanghai New Energy Technology. The transaction was announced on October 28, 2019.

Since its establishment in 2009, Shanghai-based Chargedot has made a significant contribution to the uptake of electric vehicles in China. The company supplies AC and DC charging stations, as well as the necessary software platform to a range of customers that includes EV manufacturers, EV charging network operators, and real estate developers. It has approximately 205 employees and its other shareholders include Shanghai SAIC Anyo Charging Technology, a subsidiary of SAIC.

The acquisition is expected to further strengthen ABB’s relationship with leading Chinese electric vehicle manufacturers and broaden the company’s e-mobility portfolio with hardware and software developed specifically for local requirements as well as service offerings.