York City Council is the first to choose ABB’s EV solution as part of its charging package that includes ultra-fast charging, as well as intelligent energy management to make the most of its limited energy capacity, ABB technology will provide ultra-fast and high-charge charging availability for electric vehicle (EV) drivers in York As part of a £ 2.2 million scheme to build the largest electric vehicle charging sites in the north of England and support sustainable mobility. York City Council has identified the chargers at the two new HyperHub sites due to go into operation in June 2021 at Monks Cross and Poppleton. Each location will have eight slots for super fast and super fast charging, while Monks Cross Park and Rides will have 30 fast charging points. The concept has been developed to meet the growing demand for chargers as the city’s current charging points are almost at their capacity. It will also encourage the adoption of more pure electric cars, especially for people who live without off-street parking where charging is difficult to spread throughout the night. About 25 percent of York’s housing stock consists of tiered housing, so the locations will help people fit charging into their daily lives with the ability to add 100 miles of range in 15 minutes, which is enough for a five-day period for the average driver. Monks Cross and Poppleton received £ 1 million in funding from the European Regional Development Fund and £ 800,000 from the Office of Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV), with York City Council contributing £ 400,000. It equips its own EV location solution for Poppleton’s energy management, which automatically monitors and optimizes energy usage across all charging points to overcome the limited capacity of the location grid connection. Each HyperHub will feature four ABB’s Terra High Power (HP) units for ultra-fast charging at 175 kW. This battery can provide a full charge in 30 minutes for the large capacity batteries that power the next generation electric vehicles. The sites will also have four Terra 54 chargers for fast charging within 90 minutes at 50 kW. At Monks Cross, 30 parking lots will be equipped with Terra AC chargers to stand and ride customers to charge their cars over a period of several hours. The project was designed and developed by renewable energy specialists EvoEnergy. It will also install multiple technologies on site, including solar canopies and battery energy storage to integrate local green energy. EvoEnergy will also monitor and maintain the site. “We are delighted to introduce the largest electric vehicle charging hubs in the region,” said Chancellor Paula Widdowson, Executive Board Member for Climate Change at York City Council. This is exactly what we set our electric vehicle strategy to achieve. Providing a contemporary network of the future with high-quality facilities to support the growing demand. With the benefits associated with air quality and climate change, this will cater to the needs of the next generation of plug-in vehicles. ”Said Oliver Johnson, Business Development Director for Charging Electric Vehicles at ABB in the UK:“ As the largest electric vehicle hub in the north of England, HyperHubs in York You will be a great example of how ABB’s eMobility solutions are widely deployed to provide choice and availability, such as in addition to an intelligent energy management system for reliability. “Since entering the e-mobility market in 2010, ABB has sold more than 400,000 EV chargers across more than 85 markets, including over 20,000 fast charging devices.Discover ABB’s electric vehicle charging range here.