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ABB Supports Shell Indonesia with Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions
December 14, 2021 News


ABB is deploying its Terra 54 DC (Direct Current) 50kW fast chargers for this project. ABB’s Terra 54 can charge a vehicle’s battery up from 0 to 80% within 20–30 minutes, is compatible with all electric vehicles (EVs) on the road and is certified to perform optimally within the environment of a petrol station.

Through ABB Ability™ connected services, the company’s portfolio of digital solutions, chargers are connected to back offices, payment platforms or smart grids systems while charger status monitoring, remote diagnostics, repair and over-the-air software updates minimize downtime and keeps running costs low.

Many regional megacities across Southeast Asia, including Jakarta, are planning to make EVs an essential part of transport to combat air pollution problems. With Southeast Asia’s investment growth for EVs estimated to grow to $6 billion by 2030, countries will need to be prepared to cater to this growing demand with new charging infrastructure and electrification needs. However, the lack of EV charging infrastructure is a top concern for countries in SEA.

“Indonesia is starting the journey of electrifying its large vehicle fleet. Multiple stakeholders are working together to make this vision a reality and ABB is pleased to be part of this effort. We look forward to working with Shell in developing more charging infrastructure required to support the utilisation of EVs,” said Jorge Aguinaga, Head of Electrification Business Area in Indonesia.

As one of the world’s largest energy suppliers, Shell is committed to providing more and cleaner energy solutions around the world, including in Indonesia. This commitment is now further enhanced by providing EV charging facilities to support low-emission mobility.

“The establishment of Shell Recharge, our electric vehicle charging facility at our sites, is a testament of our effort to support Indonesian Government’s agenda in energy transition. We are confident that our charging facility available at Shell Pluit Selatan (North Jakarta), Shell Antasari (South Jakarta) and Jagorawi (Bogor) will be able to cater customer’s demand on low-carbon mobility, and we look forward to install more in the near future by collaborating with strategic partners”, said Ingrid Siburian, Deputy Director and Vice President at Network Shell Mobility Indonesia. “This is aligned with our Powering Progress strategy to accelerate the transition of our business to net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, in step with society”.

To use the Shell Recharge facility, customers can buy a Recharge package consisting of pastry and coffee at a special price of Rp. 85,000 at Shell Select deli2go, and then charge their EVs for 30 minutes without being charged an additional fee.

Evolution of e-Mobility in Indonesia

Indonesia, one of Southeast Asia’s largest economies, registers annual car sales of about one million units. The government aims for electric vehicles to make up at least 20% of total domestic vehicle sales by 2025, reducing the country’s reliance on imported fossil fuels and enabling Indonesia to maximise its abundant nickel reserves, a key material for making lithium-ion batteries.

In 2019, President Joko Widodo signed a presidential regulation (Pepres) No.55/2019 concerning the battery-based electric motor vehicle program for road transportation that will accelerate the development of electric cars in Indonesia. The regulation accentuated the government’s commitment to realise its ambition of becoming a major producer of electric vehicles.

ABB—A Global e-Mobility Leader

ABB is a world leader in EV infrastructure, offering the full range of charging and electrification solutions for electric cars, electric and hybrid buses as well as for ships and railways. ABB entered the e-mobility market back in 2010, and today has sold more than 460,000 EV chargers across 88 markets, over 21,000 DC fast chargers and 440,000 AC chargers, including those sold through Chargedot.

Its commitment to driving progress in e-mobility is shown most clearly through the title partnership with the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. Starting Season 9, in 2022–23, ABB will become the official charging supplier to the championship.

In Indonesia, ABB has successfully installed two DC fast chargers for BPPT in Serpong, West Java and for the PLN Distribution Unit of Jakarta in its head office in Gambir, Jakarta, in 2018 and 2019, respectively. ABB also showcases a charging unit at the WTC office complex at the heart of Jakarta’s business district, where ABB’s Indonesian head office is located. Last year, ABB installed ABB’s home charging AC Wallboxes for Verde Two Apartment, the first apartments in Indonesia with EV charging infrastructure for use by residents. These efforts by ABB have provided strategic support to the government’s effort to adopt smart, reliable, and emission-free mobility solutions.