ABB’s newly launched Terra 184 electric vehicle chargers have been selected by Japan’s e-Mobility Power Co., Inc, (eMP) to modernize the infrastructure for the country’s electric vehicle market and accelerate the nation’s shift towards sustainable mobility. Financial details of the order were not disclosed.

The project is part of a broader push in Japan to increase the share of EVs and plug-in hybrids to between 20-30 percent by 2030, from just 1 percent in 2018.

eMP is a joint venture between Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO) and Chubu Electric Power, two of Japan’s biggest utility companies.

To encourage the adoption of EVs, eMP is working to reduce charging congestion and increase accessibility to charging stations, allowing users to charge their vehicles, anytime and anywhere. To modernize the EV charging infrastructure, eMP will replace obsolete chargers with more than 250 Terra 184 units. Deliveries are scheduled to begin this autumn.

eMP will install the chargers at stores located on the roadside, along highways and other public places, offering users quick and easy access. With the ability to charge up to two electric vehicles simultaneously, ABB’s fast and compact Terra 184 chargers are ideal for Japan’s cities.

Terra 184 can also be connected via ABB Ability – ABB’s unified, cross-industry, digital offering that extends from device to edge to the cloud – for centralized control and fast global service for software updates and maintenance, vital for the rapid deployment of EV charging infrastructure.

Terra 184 is the newest member of ABB’s best-selling Terra family of chargers and supports all charging standards on the market, including CCS, CHAdeMO and AC. With highly customizable features such as cable management systems, screens and credit card payment terminals, the Terra 184 delivers maximum charging convenience for a broad range of EV users.