MAN does charging deal with ABB E-mobility

By Categories: NewsPublished On: Monday 15 January 2024

Infrastructure specialist ABB E-mobility has signed an agree­ment with MAN Truck & Bus to work on research and devel­opment, with the emphasis on megawatt charging. MAN sen­ior vice-president (engineering) Thomas Nickels said that ena­bling megawatt charging was key to sustainable and econom­ical long-distance heavy goods and passenger transport.

“By cooperating with ABB E-mobility we can tackle the challenges of the new technol­ogy at an early stage and drive standardisation forward more quickly,” he said.

A key to megawatt charging is Ethernet communication between vehicle and charger, which is now covered by the ISO15118-20 standard.

Early software and interoper­ability tests with vehicles and charging stations should help to establish reliable products as quickly as possible in an emerg­ing market environment, MAN said. The cooperation, which is initially scheduled to run for three years, is focusing on the customer experience right from the start, in addition to the in­ternal development and further development of charging sta­tions, vehicles and software.