9 September, 2020
Electric vehicle charging station opens at iCUBE

9 September 2020. O1 Properties and ABB Russia have launched an electric vehicle charging station at the iCUBE business center in Moscow. The official opening of the new facility coincided with World Electric Vehicle Day.

ABB’s Terra charging stations serve electric vehicles from a range of manufacturers using the universal CHAdeMO and CCS2 connectors for DC fast-charging and Type 2 connectors for AC charging. The time taken for ABB stations to charge electric vehicles with power for a 100 km journey varies from 4 minutes (Terra High Power Charger) to 25 minutes (Terra 54), depending on the vehicle modification. Terra charging stations are protected from harsh weather conditions and offer smooth operation in temperatures from –35 to +55 °С, which ensures reliable and safe operation anywhere in Russia. Control, monitoring, and station software updates and service diagnostics can be carried out remotely, thanks to built-in communication capabilities and ABB digital solutions based on the ABB Ability platformTM.

Alexander Prudnikov, Head of Electrical Equipment Business at ABB Russia: “ABB is laying the foundations today for smart, reliable and environmentally friendly transport of the future. We supply a full range of charging solutions for electric vehicles, from small wall-mounted AC stations for private use to solutions for networks of fast and ultra-fast charging systems for electric vehicles and buses. We are pleased to be contributing to the construction of modern charging infrastructure in Moscow and other Russian cities.”

Natalia Kornilova, Chief Operating Officer of O1 Standard, which manages the iCUBE business center: “We are grateful to ABB for its initiative to install an electric charging station at the iCUBE business centre. Creating infrastructure for users of environmentally efficient transport has priority in our efforts to improve environmental efficiency of O1 Properties business centres. We also see growing interest among tenants in the use of electric vehicles, so it is important for us that our facilities match the requirements of the time.”

Development of electric transport infrastructure and raising people’s awareness ofelectric vehicles and environmentally friendly transport is a strategic task for the city of Moscow.

O1 Properties works consistently to improve the environmental performance of its business centres. Work includes regular audits of existing engineering solutions and infrastructure for compliance with environmental standards, and provisions for users of alternative transport (bicycles, scooters). As of 2020, 90% of the company’s portfolio (including three redevelopment sites) has been certified to BREEAM international environmental standards. The company plans to install electric chargers at its other business centres, in addition to iCUBE.

World Electric Transport Day is an initiative by ABB and Green TV aimed at spreading awareness of electromobility. The occasion will be an annual event bringing together all

providers, users and supporters of sustainable transport: drivers, manufacturers, government and eco-activists.