ABB to use AFC Energy’s off-grid DC charging solution

by Dec 17, 2020

ABB is entering into a strategic partnership with UK-based AFC Energy to develop a new generation of DC fast-charging solutions for locations with limited access to the grid. ABB will build on AFC’s system that uses fuel cells and battery backup to deliver high-power charges at remote sites. AFC Energy unveiled their “CH2ARGE” off-grid charging solution powered by a hydrogen fuel cell system and combined with a battery for intermediate energy storage last year. With ABB coming in, the solution will now include batteries and fast charging technology from ABB. The partners say they will offer the new DC charging stations from the second half of 2021, initially in Europe, the USA and “elsewhere”. In its original form, AFC Energy’s hydrogen fuel cell system is designed to fit in an ISO container and offered in three different configurations, providing between two and hundred charge points per site. The system could deliver enough power to charge an electric vehicle to 80 per cent in an hour. Link to the news: