Over the next few years, electric vehicle sales in Australia will continue to rise, so ensuring that the right infrastructure is in place to charge electric vehicles will soon become a priority. 

The move towards electric vehicles has been driven by several key factors including; the phasing out of internal-combustion engines internationally, incentives that have been rolled out by Federal and State Governments and changes in consumer attitudes. 

This move is reflected in an 86 per cent increase in electric vehicle purchases within Australia in the last year of 2022, as found by Electric Vehicle Council of Australia (EVC). 

In this growing move towards electric vehicles, the limited availability of charging infrastructure remains an ongoing issue. According to Infrastructure Australia, there are currently less than 3,500 public electric charging stations around the country, and only 470 of these are fast chargers, with most of these charging stations being partly supplied by the private sector.

To solve this issue, IPD offers ABB’s Terra AC wallbox, which is the latest, innovative electric vehicle charger – suitable for both commercial and residential applications.

The Terra AC wallbox is designed with a single-phase 7.4kW / 32A, three-phase 22kW / 32A and 11kW / 16 A, and housed in an IP54 & IK10 enclosure. A load management system is contained within the unit to ensure the charger matches the power available through its adjustable max current draw. It can also be connected to an external energy meter to measure the current draw of other loads on the system to provide a dynamic maximum current drawn by the charger. 

Safety is a critical consideration in all electrical products, this is why the Terra AC has a range of built-in safety features to provide peace-of-mind. These features include; overcurrent, overvoltage and undervoltage protection, integrated ground fault protection, surge protection and protective earth continuity monitoring.

This innovative product utilises smart technology, allowing users to connect to a charging session by using either ChargerSyncTM app or RFID tag. 

This innovative charging solution will assist you with saving money, with the EVC estimating that the average electric vehicle charging cost is $4 per 100kms whereas a petrol car on average costs $14 per 100kms to fuel. 

This sponsored editorial is brought to you by IPD. For more information, visit ipd.com.au/ev-chargers

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